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11 Cherry Plum

(Prunus cerasifera )

The cherry plum is native to Europe and Asia. Among the first European trees to flower in spring, cherry plums often start budding in mid-February. The flowers are white, with five petals. Like peaches, cherries and plums, the edible fruit is called a “drupe.” It’s yellow or red in color, reaching maturity from early July to mid-September.