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  • From: "John Barbowski" <>
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  • Subject: RE: [NAFEX] cherry plums
  • Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 21:34:59 +0000

Hi All,

I was in Bamberg Germany last year and outside a monastery, I discovered trees with fruit similar to what Lon describes. The 'plums' are slightly larger than a cherry, green when un-ripe, turn yellow with pink tones when ripe. Very sweet plum taste.

My Czech friend calls them spendliky. They are very common in the Czech republic.  Are they an old variety of 'green gage'?

John B

>From: "Lon J. Rombough" <>
>Reply-To: North American Fruit Explorers <>
>To: NAFEX <>
>Subject: [NAFEX] cherry plums
>Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2004 21:56:24 -0700
>Interesting how things work out.  I don't care to grow cherries because of
>the cherry fruit fly.  However, some years ago I planted a row of seedlings
>of a plumcot.  One of them has been producing small yellow plums of very
>good quality that are already ripe.  It has been doing this for several
>years.  The catch is that the plums are the size of cherries.  Even the pits
>are as small as a cherry pit.  You would actually think they were cherries,
>until you ate one.  Good, juicy and very pleasant, but obviously a plum.
>But no cherry fruit flies.  So maybe they will be my "cherries" from now on.
>-Lon Rombough
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