Re: [pfaf] question
- WIld growing plums in Istria ,
could it be
Prunus brigantina or perhaps rather
Prunus cocomilia !???
any seeds available ??
2008/10/8, Peter Ellis <peter.ellis@...>:
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> Today I was given some fruit I've never seen before.
> They are brown, shiny and about the size of a hazlenut or olive. In fact
> the skin is not hard, they have a taste similar to apples and have a
> small stone.
> I'm told they are from the plum family and from the general format it
> sounds possible.
> The chap who gave them to me said they grow near the coast here in
> Istria but not much inland. I've never seen them growing.
> Can anyone identify them please?
> Yahoo! Groups Links
- The message <4d7faa5f0810081237v4ab0fd16pf03f82cee38ade5a@...>
from "Geir_Flatab�" <geirf@...> contains these words:
> WIld growing plums in Istria ,Hi Geir
> could it be
> Prunus brigantina or perhaps rather
> Prunus cocomilia !???
> any seeds available ??
> Geir Flatab�
Difficult to be sure but I think probably not. I Googled them but
couldn't find any pictures. These seem too small at around 12-15mm long.
They definitely don't resemble small apricots, with or without fuzz!
I was a bit alarmed at the cyanide angle! People here were eating them
readily. You can apparently use them for jam and flavouring rakija.
- The message <401636.85357.qm@...>
from Erez Gur <erez_00@...> contains these words:
> The fruit you describe might be from Ziziphus spina-christiYou might be right! Fascinating! I googled it and came up with all
sorts of information. I'm going to find one growing and cross check it
Incidentally, one lead I followed came up with
I hadn't heard of these people before. They have interesting lists.