A tasty plum from Rebecca SC

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Appears to be native tree. Some sort of plum but would like specific. Zone 8 I believe.

Hi Rebecca,

yes, this is certainly a plum, and most likely a cultivar, not a native species.  It does not match our more common wild one, American plum – Prunus americana. All are in the genus Prunus, along with peaches and cherries.  I do not know the cultivated plums, I’m afraid.  This site, however, will give you a lot of information to the various kinds: http://www.michiganplum.org/plum-variety-descriptions/


Steve Hill, Botanist, SCNPS

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