site logo

Wild Plums. Canada Plum

Categories: Vii Wild Food On The Trail

There is a wild plum that is found in our New England States and in

Canada known as the Canada plum. The plant grows along fences, in

thickets, and by the side of streams. The plum is from one inch to one

and a half inches long and is red or orange in color. It has a tough

skin and a flat stone. The flavor is considered pleasant but the fruit

is generally used for preserving. The leaves have long, sharp points at

the ends and are rather heart-shaped at the base. The flowers, white in

bud, change to pink when opened. They grow in thin clusters.