This is what a plum tree looks like

July 2nd, 2009
plum tree

Plum Tree

When I moved into my house 2 years ago, I was told that the pretty little tree in the front yard was a “decorative cherry tree”. What a waste to grow inedible fruit, I thought to myself.

I never noticed any fruit at all on it last year. But this year, sure enough, little hard “cherries” started appearing. But then they kept on growing, and getting lighter in color. And then the squirrels started eating them.

Well if the squirrels are eating them, what are the chances that I can’t also eat them?

plum in the tree

Plum

By coincidence, I had to have a tree guy come by due to some other overgrown trees in the yard. And he said “oh cool, a plum tree!”

Wow. I have an actual fruit tree in my yard! And the few plums I was able to eat before the squirrels stole every last one of them, were absolutely delicious.

bowl of plums

Bowl of Plums

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10 Responses to “This is what a plum tree looks like”

  1. Raven Says:

    Wow! How cool is that! And they look beautiful in that gorgeous bowl.

    I Love You,
    Aunt Kathie

  2. vegangirl Says:

    It is the coolest thing ever. Fruit trees are a real blessing because they take so long to grow big enough to produce fruit. And here we have one already producing!

    That bowl looks a lot better in the photo than it does in real life.

  3. Jackie at PhamFatale.com Says:

    Neat! Your plums looks absolutely gorgeous. We had a lot of plum in our garden this year but as soon as the fruits were ripe, the squirrels were faster than us :( Do you a remedy to this?

  4. vegangirl Says:

    Nope, sorry. I have no idea what to do about the squirrels. Picking the plums as soon as they are ripe enough (even if not as ripe as you would like) is one way we got to eat a few. When the plums come back, I plan to look into more options for keeping the squirrels out.

  5. John Says:

    I think that if you picked them before they were as ripe as you would want them, you could wrap them in a brown paper bag or newspaper and store in a cool dark place for 1-3 days……this works wonderfully for tomatoes.

  6. Yoyoluming Says:

    I threw some rotten plums in the back yard a while ago and found some purple plants recently and began to search online to confirm my suspicioin. Sure enough, I found your posting and photos of the plum tree. Thank you.

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  10. Marianne Says:

    Very cool. I have a lemon tree in my back yard. It is a hybrid Lemon and oranges according to the landscapers. It didn’t bloom when we moved in and then my husband read about lemon trees and then he fixed and bam we have lemons. If you ever need some let me know. I always have a ton. They are starting to bloom now.

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