Have I got a Blackthorn Tree or not?

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flowersandchains
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Have I got a Blackthorn Tree or not?

Post by flowersandchains » 13 Aug 2017, 22:19

I thought my tree was a Blackthorn Tree, it answers to the RHS description in every way except that it has yellow fruits. These appeared about 2 months ago and are now ripe enough to be dropping off the tree. However, when I Googled for information I see this tree with yellow fruits is a P. cerasifera "Cherry Plum". Forgive my absolute ignorance! but does that mean its NOT a Blackthorn? And, is the yellow fruit edible - any recipes for it would be welcome.

Phil
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Re: Have I got a Blackthorn Tree or not?

Post by Phil » 13 Aug 2017, 22:37

A photo might help but it sounds like a wild plum of some sort.
Phil

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