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Fruit tree ID help
« on: July 16, 2017, 05:34:07 PM »
Anyone know what kind of tree this is ? It grows a fruit bigger that a Cherry and tastes like a plum .
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Re: Fruit tree ID help
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2017, 05:34:58 PM »
Picture of the fruit.
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Re: Fruit tree ID help
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2017, 05:38:21 PM »
A variety of crabapple, maybe?  I don't know that I have ever eaten a crabapple, so can't help with the flavor, but the fruit is sized between a sweet cherry and a golfball.

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Re: Fruit tree ID help
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2017, 05:59:46 PM »
It's some kinda plum.  My neighbor had one when I was a kid.  Can't remember the name of them now.  We just called them cherry plumbs.  But that wasn't the actual name.
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Re: Fruit tree ID help
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2017, 06:06:58 PM »
Look up Excaliber  Plum or Victoria Plum. :dunno: :dunno:
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Re: Fruit tree ID help
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2017, 06:14:40 PM »
I thought Crabapple last year but now I'm leaning towards a variety of Plum. Is there a spray I can but to make it stop growing the fruit ? Over the last few years it's just got more and more fruit on it causing branches to break and the tree to sag , plus when the fruit drops it's a mess under the tree. Before the fruit shows up the lower branches are about 6' off the ground.
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Re: Fruit tree ID help
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2017, 06:26:54 PM »
looks like a plum variety.  Not really a spray I can think of...if you have a leaf blower you can blow off the blossoms in the spring.

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Re: Fruit tree ID help
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2017, 07:26:50 PM »
Probably a wild plum or flowering plum - I assume the fruit has pits and not seeds like an apple. I have them growing wild along the creek on my farm. They make good jam and good wine if you're into harvesting them.

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Re: Fruit tree ID help
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2017, 07:38:01 PM »
Tag, I have always wanted to know what kind of fruit trees those are
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Re: Fruit tree ID help
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2017, 09:00:44 PM »
Probably a wild plum or flowering plum - I assume the fruit has pits and not seeds like an apple. I have them growing wild along the creek on my farm. They make good jam and good wine if you're into harvesting them.

They do have a pit. The fruit actually isn't that bad , there is just so many of them now that it's becoming annoying.
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Re: Fruit tree ID help
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2017, 09:04:51 PM »
Florel fruit eliminator. Google it. You have to spray it before the blossoms set.
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Re: Fruit tree ID help
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2017, 09:14:45 PM »
Looks like it could use a good pruning. 

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Re: Fruit tree ID help
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2017, 11:17:49 PM »
A Stihl chainsaw will stop unwanted fruit production.

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Re: Fruit tree ID help
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2017, 11:24:15 PM »
looks like a batch of fruit wine waiting to happen. plum.
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Re: Fruit tree ID help
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2017, 05:23:26 AM »
Does it have a pit or seeds on the inside?

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Re: Fruit tree ID help
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2017, 05:42:29 AM »
Does it have a pit or seeds on the inside?
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Re: Fruit tree ID help
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2017, 06:20:10 AM »
Yea, make wine with them. 
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Re: Fruit tree ID help
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2017, 06:31:37 AM »
Japanese flowering plum tree
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Re: Fruit tree ID help
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2017, 08:38:47 AM »
Looks like it could use a good pruning. 

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Re: Fruit tree ID help
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Re: Fruit tree ID help
« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2017, 03:56:41 PM »
Prunus cerasifera, aka ornamental flowering plum, cherry plum, or myrobalan plum.  There are many varieties but they are all this species.  Usually planted for the fragrant white blooms and reddish foliage rather than fruit, it is a mediocre plum for fresh eating (my opinion) but makes good jellies - I imagine wine too.  There are some chemical thinning agents for stone fruit, but the ones I read up on were for commercial plum orchards not the ornamental, and vary greatly by variety. 

Your local Master Gardeners/WSU Ag Extension office might be able to help.
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Re: Fruit tree ID help
« Reply #21 on: July 17, 2017, 04:17:22 PM »
Florel growth regulator. It works great, but it has the ability to defoliate the leaves. Which in time the leaves do come back. Have it sprayed when blooms are full, early in spring.

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Re: Fruit tree ID help
« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2017, 04:41:16 PM »
Could it be a pluot? Apricot/Plum hybrid?
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Re: Fruit tree ID help
« Reply #23 on: July 17, 2017, 05:01:11 PM »
Looks like it could use a good pruning. 

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I would have to agree as well. Prune it down this winter. The new growth will not bear fruit its first year. Annual pruning would help regulate the amount of fruit and manage the shape of the tree and its health and fruit quality.

If it were mine. I would graft a more desirable variety of plum onto it while pruning, maybe even a mixture of a few depending on size or if you even want fruit off it. My father in law was given ornamental plum trees that would never bear fruit, and my brother happened to have 2 different varieties so I chopped all his trees up and put fruiting branches from my brothers trees now. 2 years later it was bearing plums and they taste great. Beats wasted garden space for ornamental trees.

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Re: Fruit tree ID help
« Reply #24 on: July 17, 2017, 05:24:10 PM »
That's a flowering plum, it's basically an ornamental grown for its flowers,and pretty leaves.  The fruiting is just a bonus or a drawback depending on your goals.  They are tasty little plums,and make a nice plum sauce. Prune for ornamental reasons not for fruiting.  They fruit pretty much no matter what you do to them.
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