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ben mango

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can anyone ID this fruit? prunus americana?
« on: March 11, 2015, 05:09:55 PM »
growing in colorado





small shrub, but maybe only 5 years or so
« Last Edit: March 12, 2015, 07:41:03 PM by ben mango »

TriangleJohn

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Re: can anyone confirm this chickasaw plum / prunus angustifolia?
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2015, 07:35:59 PM »
No, the leaves are wrong. It's one of the other native plums, maybe Mexican or any of the ones with normal plum tree leaves. Where I grew up we called them Turkey Plums or just Native Plums. Chickasaw Plum or Prunus angustifolia has narrow leaves and each stem is lined with fruit, often in clusters. The fruit color and shape is right though but plums can vary from one spot to the next.

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Re: can anyone confirm this chickasaw plum / prunus angustifolia?
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2015, 08:23:24 PM »
interesting, thanks for the reply. they were pretty tasty. i let seeds sit for 4 months, just planted some, i hope they sprout.

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Re: can anyone ID this plum?
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2015, 04:50:27 PM »
Prunus mexicana isn't supposed to be found in Colorado but stranger things have happened. I've grown Chickasaw Plums from seed. They need the cold stratisfication of winter but they sprout and grow just fine come Springtime.

ben mango

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Re: can anyone ID this fruit? plum?
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2015, 07:16:39 PM »
http://www.klru.org/ctg/2012/08/get-past-august-grr-with-garden-gifts-all-year-long/mexican-plum-mueller-web/

this and other images on google tell me that its a different fruit. these were growing on a small shrub about 3 feet tall.

ben mango

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Re: can anyone ID this fruit? plum?
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2015, 07:40:38 PM »
this looks more like it, prunus americana

http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=PRAM




 

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