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Name that fruit

Posted by danzeb 7a long island (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 14, 13 at 19:13

I was at the beach today and found this very health tree growing in sand. Looks like a type of plum to me. The fruit is the size of large grapes. All the fruit looked perfect. Does anyone know what it is?

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RE: Name that fruit

Looks like a beach plum. They make good preserves.

RE: Name that fruit

Beach plum, prunus maritima. Probably premier beach plum?

RE: Name that fruit

  • Posted by danzeb 7a long island (My Page) on
    Sun, Sep 15, 13 at 11:09

Thanks. The online descriptions of Prunus Maritima describes the tree. I'll return to it next week and taste one. If I like it I'll take a cutting to root and try it in my backyard which has sandy soil. I was impressed at how healthy it looked.

RE: Name that fruit

I don't know anything about Beach Plum, except buying a pot of jam on Cape Cod, but I do know that the taste of fruit is not necessarily a guide as to whether it will make good preserves. You might find it unpleasant raw but it will make great jam.

RE: Name that fruit

Exactly and the quince tree is proof of that statement.

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