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Saturday, August 18, 2007

August 17, 2007

Visions of Beach Plums Dance in My Head

Also known as a “shore plum”, a beach plum is an edible fruit native to the America Northeast. It has been found on the coastline of Canada’s New Brunswick all the way down to Virginia. For reasons unknown, the plant loves normally unsustainable soils like sand dunes, hence the name. Like the common plum, the fruit can be red, purple, or yellow, and ranges in flavor from very tart to very sweet. It is often used to make jelly.

One place that the beach plum used to be common is Cape May, New Jersey, where someone who can cook, too, recently spent a week vacationing.

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