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Gablits on plum trees
12022-06-27T15:53:14-04:00Kelly O'Neilldc20b45f1d74122ba0d654d19961d826c5a557f595plain2022-06-27T21:14:36-04:00Kelly O'Neilldc20b45f1d74122ba0d654d19961d826c5a557f5All varieties ripen in July. There are particular varieties with golden fruit (such as the St. Catherine plum) around Bahcesaray and Sudak and an astonishing sort "with fruit the size of chicken eggs," but the common variety - called chernosliv in Russian - can be found everywhere in great abundance. "The Tatars call it irik and make a drink by boiling plum juice to create a syrup and mixing the syrup with water." (see page 70)
Prevalence in tree population: 40% (6,272 trees) Occurrence rate: 93%
The plum is by far the dominant tree on the orchard registers (hazelnuts are a distant second with 14% of the tree population). Plums were widespread and prominent, with an average of 224 trees in the collected gardens of each village (whereas the average number of apple trees was 25).