[NAFEX] Wild fruit (beach plums) provide a tart treat

LEE REICH lreich at hvc.rr.com
Wed Aug 11 11:25:42 EDT 2004

I grow beach plums inland, in the Hudson Valley region of New York, Zone
5, about 100 miles up the Hudson from New York City. I also devoted a
whole chapter to this fruit in my new book UNCOMMON FRUITS FOR EVERY
GARDEN (Timbeer Press, 2004).

Lee Reich

Mark Lee wrote:

> The link in the story had a typo.  Here is the correct link to the
> beach plum growers guide:
> http://www.beachplum.cornell.edu/bpguide.pdf
> Does anyone in NAFEX grow beach plums in an environment that is not
> near the beach?
> -Mark Lee, Seattle
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> [mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Brungardt, Sam
> Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2004 6:57 AM
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> Subject: [NAFEX] Wild fruit (beach plums) provide a tart treat
> WILD fruit provide a tart treat
> from the(Dover) Delaware Capitol Review
> ...She waded into thickets to gather the tiny, blue fruit.... A cold,
> windy spring might strip the shrubs of blossoms before they can
> product fruit....
> <http://www.newszap.com/articles/2004/08/10/dm/central_delaware/mc04.txt>
> Here's an excerpt from this story:
>         But Cornell University, the University of Massachusetts, and
> Cape Cod Cooperative Extension have developed a guide that might help
> farmers raise beach plums more successfully.
> It is available online atbeachplum.cornell.edu/bpguide, and suggests
> soil conditions, plant spacing, and schedules for pruning and
> fertilizing.
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