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Identifying Plum Variety

Hello! I was wondering if any of you could help me identify the plums growing in my garden. I’ve recently moved house and the plums will be ripening soon, but I can’t work out what type they are. Any ideas? Thank you! 

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    It may be a gage rather than a plum (if so, lucky you!)  Google "Coe's Golden Drop" which might be close.
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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,167
    Could be a mirabelle?
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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,874
    Bit big for a mirabelle. The only year the mirabelles next door fruited, they were the size of damsons, but ever so sweet.
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  • My initial thought was Mirabelle, but it did seem a bit big. Is there such a thing as mixed varieties? As in a sort of crossbreed or hybrid? 
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Sorry, missed the post! Ooh, maybe? The skin seems brighter on my plums, but it certainly fits the broad description & the late ripening. Thank you! 
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,874
    It looks like a Coes golden drop to me. Large golden plum with some red flecks.
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,510
    Me too. Golden Drop is a choice variety. Lucky you 😋 
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