Talkback: Cherries, plums and gages
My dual plum tree was laden with fruit but only the yellow ones. The purple part had blossom but it comes before the yellow and seems to have caught the frost. Still the yellow ones were delicious, more lie apricots really. My large purple plums have all been picked and are sweet and juicy and there is a good crop on the very old plum trees which get great bunches of smaller plums which are good for freezing for the winter. This week I am finishing (with ice-cream) the last box from last year. Bristol seems to suit stone fruits well as we have lots of wild cherries and plums around in the hedgerows. And they seem to be ready to eat before the wasps discover them. No trouble with deer or rabbits though. You will have to pick every morning early, Pippa, to get a decent crop.