not heard of catalina cherry -- no surprise, seeing as how I'm on the East
Coast. I checked out some images and had a "bingo!" reaction. Greengage
plum ...maybe...quite possibly. I wasn't entirely confident about
my suggestion of plum to begin with; OTOH those fruits do look like
immature plums, and the leaves and the bark are similar to those I've seen on
plum trees. Seems to me your most accurate way of determining ID
should be empirical....I'm in favor of The Pie Test myself. Although I
understand The Cobbler Test is also widely
Thanks, Bonnie. That is another possibility. I am keeping a
list. Now I need to see how big the fruit gets and what color it
turns. I wouldn't mind having a green gage - they are nice fruit.
Jan in Chatsworth Calif
Tuesday, June 2, 2009 9:58:10 AM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Please Help on
Don't rule out a Green Gage Plum...they grow like
Bonnie in Ca.
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Tuesday, June 02, 2009 12:39 AM
[iris-photos] Please Help on tree ID
I know that we usually "talk iris" but I have a couple
of mystery trees growing on my hill and would like to see if anyone can help
me to id them.
We are clearing brush for the fire season
and never noticed them before. Probably because they look so ordinary
and we never saw the fruit as it is the same color as the rest of the
They are about 8 to 10 feet tall and currently have the fruit
I am posting a photo of the tree and a closeup of the
leaves and fruit. All suggestions welcome. At least it will
provide a starting point for an ID.
Thanks so much,