What is this?

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What is this?

Postby Bad 'Ed » Fri Oct 03, 2014 05:53

Went for a walk the other day and found a few trees full of these fruit. They're purple skinned, a bit smaller than a small plum and greeny yellow inside. Are they sloes?

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Re: What is this?

Postby 31bb3 » Fri Oct 03, 2014 06:50

Look like damsons
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Re: What is this?

Postby Bad 'Ed » Fri Oct 03, 2014 07:24

I'm guessing now is a good time to pick them.

They taste really sharp and dry your tongue when you bite into them. Is that right?

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Re: What is this?

Postby bbslaw » Fri Oct 03, 2014 09:09

They sound like sloes. Bullace are another variety between sloes and damsons. All make delicious gin. We've got damson gin on this year as there weren't any sloes on our usual trees
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Re: What is this?

Postby AltonAnt » Fri Oct 03, 2014 09:16

There appears to be thorns in your pic which if so, Sloes are also known as Blackthorn so I'd also say that they are too.
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Re: What is this?

Postby Joe1002 » Fri Oct 03, 2014 09:36

I'm pretty sure they are sloes too albeit they look a little big. Maybe the picture is deceptive.

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Re: What is this?

Postby calumscott » Fri Oct 03, 2014 22:21

The wood of the branches is wrong for sloes. I'm going bullace or damson.
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Re: What is this?

Postby Pjam » Fri Oct 03, 2014 22:27

Slivovitz is also made from Damsons ....... very popular in Croatia, Slovenia etc
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