This old blog contains a lot random ramblings. It follows my family's journey across three states and our attempt to become more self-sufficient.
I have a tree in my yard here in N.W. Illinois looks just like it but bigger. It's an ornamental plum. Oh they taste terrible too.
To me they look like crab apples. My crabapple tree in Idaho Falls had bark that was that color , too. If you pick a few, then cut them open at home, you can tell by the seeds if there is one large ( relative to the fruit) seed, the tree is an ornamental plum. If they are not sprayed, you can pick them in early summer & make a decent jelly or jam. If there are multiple seeds inside, then it is probably a crabapple tree, which makes a really good jelly. - Marivene
I think Anonymous #1 is correct - flowering plum. And if it is, definitely correct that they taste horrible. The neighbors sheep won't even eat them and they love plums.
Way too early for flowering plum. While some may taste bad, our kids eat them off the tree. Don't think it is a crabapple either.
Sure look like crab-apple to me. We had one in the back yard growing up in Ohio. The fruit are just the right size to fit in a slingshot and shoot against the spackled wall of the back porch.Not that I would do anything like that, Mom.
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