Could this be plum ?

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  1. David Tang

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    Found this in Imperial Landing in Richmond this morning.
    Don't like apple/crab apple. Some of the fruit are egg sized.
    Could this be some sort of plum ?
     

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  2. Silver surfer

    Silver surfer Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Suggest you cut one in half.
    Looks like Malus/apple. see below.

    Some apples are oval.
    Buy crab apple Malus 'John Downie'

    MALUS  CRAB  APPLES 28-09-2019 17-51-45.JPG

    If it is a Prunus/plum it will have a single stone.
    Below is Prunus spinosa...a sloe

    PRUNUS  SPINOSA  SLOE 26-10-2020 18-30-17.JPG
     
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    Forgot to mention, there is a whitish stone. But I didn't have a knife with me.
    A passing lady split one with her bare hand. Will bring a cutter next time.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Thanks Ron. Also looks similar to the fotos.
    I just went this evening with a cutter.
    Cut it in two directions and post the picture.
    There is no stone. So this is not a plum.
     

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    Silver surfer Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    I always find my teeth very useful for this task...esp on tiny crab apples.
     
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    Do drop that habit please. You may got bird flu etc.
     
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    Crab apple are desirable for jelly

    An old fashioned English type of recipe

    My Canadian grandparent (but born in UK) would “hunt” for crab apple to make jelly

    They are not very common these days as a farm crop.
     
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