Name that fruit

danzeb(7a long island)September 14, 2013

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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ltilton

Looks like a beach plum. They make good preserves.

    Bookmark   September 14, 2013 at 8:27PM
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itheweatherman

Beach plum, prunus maritima. Probably premier beach plum?

    Bookmark   September 14, 2013 at 10:18PM
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danzeb(7a long island)

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.

    Bookmark   September 15, 2013 at 11:09AM
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florauk(8/9)

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.

    Bookmark   September 15, 2013 at 2:03PM
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calliope(6)

Exactly and the quince tree is proof of that statement.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2013 at 8:29PM
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