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By Modeb

United Kingdom Gb

How can I tell the difference between edible plums and ornamental plums?



Take a bite? Ornamentals won't harm you, just be hard and bitter.

9 Sep, 2012


True, the only reliable way is by the fruit. Plums grown for ornamental purposes also tend to have smaller fruit than commercial varieties, but may still be delicious. Varieties of Prunus cerasifera make excellent jam and tarts.

10 Sep, 2012


Thank you for the useful comments on identifying edible plums

15 Sep, 2012

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