I moved into a house and now in the summer one of the trees in the backyard
is bearing some kind of fruit. I have no idea what it is. They look sort of
like giant red grapes or plums. I uploaded photos of the fruits and the tree
here (apologies for low-quality digital camera).
Some plums are called prunes even when not dried. Notice "capable of
drying" in the Merriam-Webster entry:
Main Entry: 1prune
Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, plum, from Latin prunum
-- more at PLUM
: a plum dried or capable of drying without fermentation
Ok, I guess I did have an idea what they were after all. :)
It's just that I've always thought of plums as being very dark, maybe these
are a different type or just not ripe yet? Thanks to everyone for your help.
There are many varieties. I've seen plums that ranged from medium red to
almost black when ripe. And that doesn't even begin to include the
plum-apricot crosses such a pluot and aprium and
Perhaps a Damson Plum
Or maybe a Stanley plum
Should be some good eatin' no matter what it is.
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