Prunus maritima - beach plum

Beach plum is native and grows wild along the Atlantic coast. It is a multistemmed suckering species. Improved varieties are available.

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wild beach plums

These plants are on Long Island. Will get back some time for more photos. Tons of fruit but already fermenting on the bushes.

Eric Toensmeier - writer, trainer, plant geek - www.perennialsolutions.org, carbonfarmingsolution.com

delicious beach plums

I ate some in Holyoke last year. YUM!!!

Ethan Roland
AppleSeed Permaculture

suckers

Beach plum makes suckers. After about 3-4 years our plants are sending up more and more suckers. We dug one up of our superior clone and gave to www.tripplebrookfarm.com so they could propagate and sell it.

Eric Toensmeier - writer, trainer, plant geek - www.perennialsolutions.org, carbonfarmingsolution.com

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