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Is this slow gin ?

I have a tree on the outside boundary of my garden, can anyone identify the fruit please ?


  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,088
    All the sloes around here are dark blue now - they're rock hard.
    If you could cut one in half and show us what's inside that would help and include something in the pic so we can get an idea of the size of the fruits
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  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 8,049
    Some photos of the leaves might be helpful too.
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  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,436
    They don't look like sloes to me. There's blackthorn all over the place here but I've never seen anything that colour. The shape's not right, either.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,527
    edited 6 August
    No those aren’t sloes. 
    They’re probably a wild cherry plum  … but they look to me as if they’re rotting. 
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  • bcpathomebcpathome Buckinghamshire Posts: 538
    They are not sloes .Don’t eat them or cook with them till you know what they are for goodness sake .
  • myclayjunglemyclayjungle Coastal Suffolk/Essex borderPosts: 76
    These are sloes.
  • johncleme65johncleme65 Posts: 35
    many thanks to you all
    will take more pics and post soon
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