Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Plumcot Frankenfido

After only three damn years of waiting, the Plumcot I planted has fruited. Gardening is not for the impatient. As with most things I grow, the first bite and often all the way through to last, is with the eye. It just looked like a really nice orange Plum. Now that it's produced its first fruit I'm starting to see what a perfect hybrid of the two plants it really is. Its fuzzy and adorned with its dried crown like the Apricot, but it grows on the end of a long stalky proboscis thing like Plums and Frankenfido. Looks like a bumper crop of about 5 this year, but if we get to taste them that will be enough.

 Photos of the proud parents:. Apricot (left), Plum (right).

And here it is, the Frankenplumcot.

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