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Fruit trees, a couple hours east of Sparks

Posted by albert_135 Sunset 2 or 3 (My Page) on
Wed, Dec 20, 06 at 13:53

Somewhere on the way out here last summer I saw a plumb with purple leaves and some kids were harvesting them. They gave me one and it wasn't bad. A small fruit, I have seen grapes as big.

Any idea what variety the plumb might have been.

Any idea of other fruit trees that grow on an old sand dune out here someplace. (I'll look up longitude and latitude sometime and let you know the sorts of places people now try to live.)


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RE: Fruit trees, a couple hours east of Sparks

Albert,

When I lived in No. CAL, my elementary school had a row of these cherry plums in front of the school. The principal told us he didn't want us to climb the trees and get hurt. Of course, we all said yes, sir! But on Saturdays after the janitors left the building, we'd all climb the trees and pick the fruit. The challenge for us was not to pick them til they were ripe. The trees were about 15 feet tall, and they'd have this small fruit the size of a cherry. Not bad for free! We took some home and ate it, spit out the seeds in the back yard, and years later, we had our own tree. My dad cut it down because he hated the birds everywhere. LOL, great fun. P.S. There are many varieties of this tree, with differing shades of leaves.

Here is a link that might be useful: description of cherry plum


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