Fruit looks like cherries but tastes like plums!

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Jane Tomlin asked 13 years ago

What’s happened? We have a small orchard with old fruit trees (in Cheshire) including plums and cherries (plus apples etc). Many trees, including some that have always had plums on them before and some that have always had cherries on are now full of ripe fruit that looks exactly like largish cherries (colour, shape, skin) but they have the texture and taste of plums.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Cherries do not turn into plums or vice versa … genetically impossible, but it may be that the rootstocks have taken over, producing shoots from ground level. For instance, plums are often grafted onto the Myrobalan plum which has small fruits the size of cherries.

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