apricot or plum
Quite a few years ago when I worked another job, my boss brought in bags and bags of what she called "plums" from a tree in her yard and I made killer jam from them. They were about 2-3 inches in diameter, had a small pit, smooth yellow skins and yellow flesh. They were completely yellow. I haven't seen anything in the plum tree varieties that resembles them. She must have brought in three shopping bags full and she said that was only a small percentage. Any ideas what it could have been? I'm looking for a plum for my yard. The only thing is, I only have room for one tree, so I'm limited to my plum varieties. I have to go with a self polinating type.
Another option is dwarf apricot. I'm not a big fresh apricot fan, but I love the jam and dried fruit. Would one small apricot tree provide enough fruit for a batch of jam? Do either apricots or plums have nice smelling flowers? How about form, is one any better than the other? How about foliage wise? My current boss has a small fruit orchard and he said that apricots have been among his hardiest trees. Any imput would be greatly appreciated, thanks!