plum-apricot mystery fruit
What is this fruit? I found a small tree full of these overhanging the sidewalk in the Greenlake neighborhood of Seattle. They tasted like apricots and were slightly sweet. The skin was smooth and a little bitter and a little tangy, no fuzz. The creamy texture of the flesh was similar to fresh apricots, and the pit was not joined at all to flesh. These were really ripe. Half were on the ground, half still on the tree. I am saving the seeds of the handful I grabbed off the ground to grow seedlings. I might go back for scionwood. I should have grabbed some leaves for an ID. It might have been planted on purpose in the past, but it looks like no one is going for the fruit now and it hasn't ever been pruned.
-Mark Lee, Seattle