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columbiariver

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Prunus domestica var. damascena Prune Damson

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columbiariver

Fruit blossoms and snow falling off and on. I'm cheering for the blossoms #prune

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lesliecole49

I hear you might be getting some nasty weather, I'll be cheering for the blossoms too, for you

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columbiariver

This happened today 😋 Who's going to eat the fruit? Meeeee! I'm done with keto til the new year 🎄 #2020isnearlyover! #holiday-gin #sugar-plum-gin #christmas-gin #shropshire #cheers

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Dragon_Warrior

😋🤪🥰💕 @columbiariver

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columbiariver

Exactly 😂🤪🤣 @Dragon_Warrior

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columbiariver

What does it taste like? @dirtgirlworld

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terrimclaughlin

Hey you!! So now what is this!! You have so much energy. Please send some this way!! Stay well my BB😊💕

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columbiariver

Hey you back! No energy here. I just poured it into bottles my friend. I haven't tasted it yet though 😃 @terrimclaughlin

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crabby58

Is that different from Plum 🍷 @columbiariver sounds tasty👍

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KathyB

So is it just fruit and gin? I'm trying my had at some sour plum gin - dehydrated plums, ground up, add gin... has gone a pretty colour :)

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columbiariver

There is also sugar Kathy. Quite a bit. Oh so sweet and sour 😋😍 @KathyB

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columbiariver

A little. If you scroll back you can see what it looks like raw. Ties raspberries for my favorite fruit. We have always called them prunes. Makes a delicious liquor for the cold winter non occasions of 2020 😋😍 🥂 @crabby58

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pelly

Sounds good 🍷🍷🍷

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anges

Cheers Laura! 😃

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columbiariver

#gyo #prunes-dried #candy-for-winter

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columbiariver

Yes I did and this year too. They are such a delicious treat 💜💚 maybe not attractive to some but so full of flavor iron and good for us. @cyndi

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columbiariver

Yay! Snow! It probably won't last long so I took several pics. Some things show up much better in the snow. I love this plum 1.16.2020 #shropshireplum #plum

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pixierose

Can you send the snow to me please and @dirtgirlworld too by the sounds of it. ❄️🙏🏼

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columbiariver

Coming your way @pixierose @dirtgirlworld

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richard.spicer.7906

Lovely picture!

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columbiariver

My favorite tree rich. Love the graceful shape, not to mention delicious fruit @richard.spicer.7906

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columbiariver

More prunes! Mixed with gin for a winter treat. 9.15.18

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ShelleySnyder

Oh my!👅😋💘😍

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columbiariver

Waiting is the hardest part 😚 @lydiastirling @shelleysnyder @linfoster

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ShelleySnyder

Hey neighbor! Gary says it's been 3 days ,so where is the jasmine flower count!?😂😂😂💘😍

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carolgs

Ooo yum sounds delicious

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suerichards

Oh yes please no sugar in gin 😉

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columbiariver

It's on the deck floor neighbor. The rain was hard on miss Jasmine. Bob wants to bring it in already. @shelleysnyder

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columbiariver

Come sit with me and have a sip Carol! @carolgs

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columbiariver

Ok then sue. Yours will be sugar free. Come on over with @carolgs and we will sip! 💜💚💜 @suerichards

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ShelleySnyder

The rain will pound the flowers off that's for sure! But I think you have a little more time before you need to bring it in, I usually bring ours in by the end of October (sometimes not till November) depending on night time lows, you might have to bring her in a bit earlier than me, just keep a watch on temps, once they start dipping into the low 40's think about getting it in😉💘😍

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lydiastirling

Waiting definetly is the hardest part.

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columbiariver

#produce #gyo #italianprune #prune #foodforwinter #cannedprunes #canning #busyafternoon #prettycolors 9.3.18

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gjones

Good job - I love canned plums, apricots and peaches!

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columbiariver

Thank you! It's a good thing Katy. We've missed having these around. It was so nice to get a good picking off our tree. I finally believe it's happy where we put it 💚💜🌳💚💜 @gjones

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columbiariver

Thank you so much cyndi @Cyndi 💜💚💜

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ShelleySnyder

They look cool yummy! You domestic queen you!👍💘😍

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KariSamuel

Are these packed in a sugary or simple syrup? It says prune, which I thought were simply dried plums? I'm so confused! 😂😂😂 I love plums.... don't care fore prunes though! 😆

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pelly

I’m coming for tea Laura 👍😍

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godfreye

They look very good🤗

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kimguy

My, you have been busy! Don't over do it!💜

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columbiariver

They are so cool... @ShelleySnyder

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columbiariver

A light sugary syrup Kari. You and nearly everyone wonder the same thing. These are prunes. They're a dryer fruit than a plum, but I think they are sold as plums many times because of their similarity. They are one of my very favorites. @KariSamuel

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columbiariver

Ok, come on over my friend! @pelly

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columbiariver

First good picking ever and more to come. I better go get that bottle of gin now. #prunes #italianprune #momndadsfavorite #virginpicking #fruit #fruittree #gyo #homegrown #sothrilled #doesnttakemuchtomakemehappy #beautifulsummer18 #ladderguy

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Keely

Wow that's a fabulous haul lots to drink for chrimbo 👏👏👏

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columbiariver

That's right Keely! Thinking ahead. I might just start drying them as well. 😚💖 @keely

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columbiariver

The prune trees first real productive year. It's full of fruit and I'm tickled pink. I'll need a food dryer next year. 8.18.18

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lydiastirling

Oh yummy

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columbiariver

I know it Lydia. Absolute deliciousness.. I'm so pleased, as it's taken years for this tree to catch on. 💝🐝 @lydiastirling

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hayleyaj

😋😋😋

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gjones

Oh I love plums! When I was little, I'd steal so many from my grandpa's trees. One day I went out to take a few more but I noticed he'd moved the ladder so I couldn't reach them!😄😄

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lydiastirling

Are you planning on botteling any or making damson gin?

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columbiariver

That's a sweet memory Katy. Once you start eating them it's hard to stop. @gjones

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columbiariver

I'd like to make a small batch of something Lydia. I don't know what yet tho. Is gin a hard one to make? That sounds like something for the experts. I better get thinking! @lydiastirling

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columbiariver

I wish we had tasting on Gtags! 😋🙃💝 @hayleyaj @cyndi

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lydiastirling

Damson gin couldnt be eaiser. You need a large jar, freezer bag, freezer, gin (aldi or lidl own £10ish a bottle work really well), sugar and damsons. Put fill the gar with damsons so you know how many you need. Put them in the freezer to freeze 1 day will do it. Once frozen put the damsons in the jar. Pour sugar over about 1/4 of the way upish you can always add more sugar later. Pour tge gin over put the top on and leave in a dark cupboard or under the stairs shake every couple of days till

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lydiastirling

The sugar has desolved then leave for 3 ir 4 months and enjoy at christmas although you might want to taste it a(a teaspoon full should be enouhg to tast) month before and add more sugar if you need to.

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lydiastirling

Enjoy. This works for sloe or raspberry gin to. For blackberry whisky use whisky insted of gin and cherry brandy use frozen morrelow cherrys and brandy. The long you leave them the better they taste.

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columbiariver

First year with full fruit! #myfavorite #prune #italianprune

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SikoMa

Can't wait til they turn purple😍

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columbiariver

4.23.2018 might get some fruit this year. Full of blossoms!

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tinaaune

Mmmmmm prunes ❣💜❣💜

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columbiariver

I just can't get enough of these. I grew up on them and have been trying for decades to have a good tree on our place. If I might be so bold as to guess what mother nature is up to, I think it might be a good year! Yae! @tinaaune @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

@columbiariver hope so Laura...👌🏼

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columbiariver

Pearl and Truffle followed me to the prune tree. I harvested our first 3 Italian prunes! Sweet and delicious.

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