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Please help me identify this fruit

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jenfromthetowerblock
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Joined: 07 Aug 2017, 22:04

I'm very curious as to what this is. There are hundreds of them up and down my road (underhill road) and I can not for the life of me identify what it is. Google isn't providing me with any answers. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Broadbean
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Joined: 26 Nov 2013, 18:53

It could be a cherry plum tree as they are fruiting at this time of year.
Turfite
Posts: 17
Joined: 05 Mar 2017, 23:07

I think it's a bullace.
MarkT
Posts: 322
Joined: 05 Apr 2011, 17:45

possibly "Mirabelle".
MarkT
IlonaM
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Joined: 28 Mar 2012, 09:30

Broadbean Wrote:
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> It could be a cherry plum tree as they are
> fruiting at this time of year.


That's interesting, I have one in my garden. It does taste more like a plum than a cherry. The Guardian had an article about cherry plums:

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... -plum-wine
Blackcurrant
Posts: 206
Joined: 19 Jul 2013, 20:58

Yes mirabelle or cherry plum. They make sensational jam, especially if you use the tarter, firmer less ripe ones. Nothing like it in the shops. You need to de-stone them but can use an olive/cherry pitter before boiling. Alternatively, boil without pitting and fish out the stones.
malumbu
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Joined: 30 Sep 2010, 21:12

Better than our crab apple tree then
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