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June Plums

by Karen/NoCA » Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:16 pm

Anyone familiar with this Caribbean fruit? Our neighbor has a tree loaded with them...has not clue what the tree is or what to do with the fruit. They brought some to us today, so I went on the Internet and identified it. I only make strawberry freezer jam for Gene (cause his mother made it and he loves it) but I wonder if there is another application that someone has tried.
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Re: June Plums

by Jenise » Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:25 am

Never heard of them! Is it anything like a plum as we otherwise know that fruit?
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Re: June Plums

by Karen/NoCA » Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:36 pm

Jenise wrote:Never heard of them! Is it anything like a plum as we otherwise know that fruit?

Not like a plum at all.
http://www.plantogram.com/product/june_plum/
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Re: June Plums

by Jenise » Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:43 am

Karen, thanks for the link. Know what it reminds me of? A mango. The growing habit on the tree looks about identical (thanks for the pic), and the single seed would of course be the same. Any chance it's in that family?
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Re: June Plums

by Karen/NoCA » Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:48 pm

Jenise wrote:Karen, thanks for the link. Know what it reminds me of? A mango. The growing habit on the tree looks about identical (thanks for the pic), and the single seed would of course be the same. Any chance it's in that family?


Only after I cut this open it has tiny flat seeds that are white, and has a kind of dried flowery thing on top sort of like the one Peter posted. It is still green with muted white flecking. Inside it is sort of apricot colored and smells so good. It tastes rather sweet...I don't think it is ripe yet.

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