PLUM

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Prunus
Description:

Plum leaves are simple, oval to oblong and come to a point at the end. The leaf margins are scalloped. When it flowers in the early spring, a plum tree will be covered in blossom, and in a good year approximately half of the flowers will be pollinated and become plums. Flowering starts eighty days of warmer weather after winter. The shoots have a terminal bud and the side buds solitary (not clustered), the flowers being grouped 1-5 together on short stems.

Fruit:


A plum or gage is a stone fruit tree in the genus Prunus. The subgenus is distinguished from other subgenera (peaches, cherries, bird cherries, etc). The fruit has a groove running down one side, and a smooth stone. The Damson plum—a small, oval, sweet fruit used mostly in jams—was first cultivated in ancient times in the region of Damascus. Almonds are the seed of the Prunus Dulcis.

PLUM