Monday, February 05, 2007

Mystery plum

Out of curiousity I'm posting photos of the plums mentioned in the previous post. I'd be most interested to hear if anyone recognises the variety. The two specimens below are what I'd regard as over-ripe, but photograph clearly shows up their unusual shape.


Anonymous kitchen hand said...

I had a look around the net and found a plum of a similar shape - Long John - but it was red. Another reference (below) mentions a 1923 Goodman's plant catalogue which listed 113 plum types, few of which remain.

Maybe one of the growers at the market might be able to identify it or someone like Clive Blazey, the heritage seed guy, at Heronswood in Dromana. He knows everything.

At our last house we had several plum trees and more plums than we could use.

11:47 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think they're mirabelles. The colour is right, but I didn't think you could grow them in Aus.

3:42 pm  

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