Monday, 27 July 2009

A load of Bullace?

Rooting through the hedgerows this past weekend I came across a small tree, bearing green plum like fruit with a blue bloom on the skin.I have an idea they are Bullace but I am open to other suggestions as no one description I can find seem to agree on any clearly defining features, so do any countryside loving readers recognise the above?

12 comments:

Scrobs... said...

I think you may be right Thudders.

Apparently good in home made wine too!

Anonymous said...

My wife says Wild Damson or plum but the tree has wooley aphids on the branches,the piccy give the impression they are too big to be Damson.

Thud said...

Not my best pic I'm afraid...they are only half as big as Damsons I have growing here.I'll have a better look when keys are handed over on the 6th (I hope).

lilith said...

Are they not Sloes?

Thud said...

lilith...I thought sloes had thorns?...I don't think this one has,I shall check.

haddock said...

maybe a greengage ?

Thud said...

Ah! Cpt Haddock...something else for me to consider.

idle said...

Unlikely to be greengage with that bluish hue. Not sloes.

They look like damsons to me. They should grow darker by next month.

The only use for them is damson gin.

haddock said...

looks like it will cost you £10 to find out...
http://www.brogdalecollections.co.uk/brogdale-identification.html

Thud said...

I may give that a whirl...a couple of the apple trees also.

lilith said...

If they have no thorns they mun be Daaamsons.

Vinogirl said...

Sorry, I already identified that flower for you...it'll cost 10 pounds for me to continue....