TF3988 : Not sloes: bullace near Middlesykes Lane in Grimoldby

taken 2 months ago, near to Grimoldby, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Not sloes: bullace near Middlesykes Lane in Grimoldby
Not sloes: bullace near Middlesykes Lane in Grimoldby
I was told about these by a former resident who said there were a lot of bullace trees in the hedges of Grimoldby, and she used to pick the fruits and make wine from them. The trees are old though surrounded by thickets of more recent suckers.

The fruit are rounder than damsons and slightly bigger than sloes, and there are no thorns. See LinkExternal link

However, there are many hybrids between plums, cherryplums, damsons and sloes (blackthorn) so the exact description and pedigree do not seem fixed.

Bullaces had not been on my radar, perhaps because I am not a native of this region, but coincidentally I had seen a lot of them in some recently planted hedges only days previously, so either they are localised or they are making come-back.
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Tuesday, 3 October, 2017   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 3 October, 2017
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