Asked by: Engracia Diaz De Teran
asked in category: General Last Updated: 2nd January, 2020

Can you eat plums from an ornamental plum tree?

Ornamental trees, such as crabapples and purple-leaved plums, are planted in the home landscape for their flowers or colorful foliage. Fruit from ornamentals, such as crabapples and purple-leaved plums, are edible. However, the eating quality of some ornamental fruit is rather poor.

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Besides, can I eat plums from my tree?

Ornamental trees, such as crabapples and purple-leaved plums, are planted in the home landscape for their flowers or colorful foliage. Fruit from ornamentals, such as crabapples and purple-leaved plums, are edible. However, the eating quality of some ornamental fruit is rather poor.

Also, what is eating my plums? Plum trees are often attacked by aphids and the first signs are young leaves curling up, this is often referred to as Plum Leaf Curl. They are not normally discoloured just curled. If you uncurl the leaf the aphids will be seen inside - small green, white or light brown insects.

Correspondingly, are thundercloud plums edible?

Prunus cerasifera 'Thundercloud' Produces small, red edible fruit. A wonderfully versatile deciduous tree. Useful in all areas of landscape: lawn, patio, and terrace.

Are cherry plums safe to eat?

While Cherry plums may be eaten fresh, they are considered a benchmark cooking plum, most often prepared as a sweet preserve, peppery chutney or even a sort of plum fruit leather. Cherry plums are also good in baked applications such as pies, cakes and crumbles.

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