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Spots on Victorian plums

I have plum tree, PLUMS and leaves which have some brown to black spots or rot and Pretty much every plum on the tree looks like this to varying degrees. My question is 1: are these rotten and should i throw them away

2. What can I do to prevent this from next year?

Does anyone have any idea what it is?


  • bcpathomebcpathome Posts: 1,268
    Wasps ? They love plums of any sort 
  • You are so lucky to have so much fruit.
    You can still harvest them and cut them to check for any "invaders".
    Any of the fruits should be washed before you try them.
    They can still be cut up and bottled/frozen for later use as you have so many.
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Posts: 8,268
    They also make good jam...
    Since 2019 I've lived in east Clare, in the west of Ireland.
  • Can’t see any rot. They look good to eat,  better than mine. I eat them straight from the tree- pleasure of being in the garden all day. 
  • OMG, I have threw half of them already thinking its all rotten. Are you sure they are edible? I know, the fruit on this small tree is huge
  • They look ripe and ready to eat. Just give them a gentle squeeze to check.
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