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Observed: 31st August 2011 By: dajmcunliffe@bt...
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Description:

A small tree or shrub similar in trunk and bark appearance to Elderberry. The fruits were about 15mm length and generally similar to a green grape with areas of pink blush. They contained a single stone like a cherry or plum. Several were on the ground

Identifications
  • Could be a plum relative?
    Confidence: It might be this.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Fenwickfield's picture

got any

did you pick one,as the shape of stone would help to confirm plum family it would be flat almond shape.I have seen these in an old orchard I used to work in and they were yellow plums,so I would say your suggestion is right.

Fenwickfield

dajmcunliffe@btinternet.com's picture

Plum-like shrub

The stones were flattened a little, like ripe almonds as you suggest. The flesh was very like a grape in consistency, softer than plums usually are, and was niether sweet nor sharp. You coulod have mistaken it for a grape apart from the single stone.

I will accept your suggestion of a yellow plum, but am very disapponted it was nothing more exotic!

Thanks

David

PS - although now living in Worcestershire, I lived in Newcastle from 1947-1959. I envy you living up there.