Prunus angustifolia is a deciduous Tree growing to 3 m (9ft 10in) at a medium rate. Pretty sure these are what we call Sand Plums. But maybe they bloom but aren’t setting out fruit? Thanks, Carolyn (Dallas). The Chickasaw and the American go on to produce consistently edible plums whereas the Flatwood’s fruit can range from extremely bitter to sweet. Thanks, Carolyn. All the wild trees are already blooming. Enjoyed the info on the Chickasaw plum. My yard is mostly clay, though. American plum (Prunus americana) is a deciduous fruit-bearing shrub to small tree (15 to 25 feet tall) that is winter hardy, has a broad crown and, most importantly, is thicket-forming. Locally the Chickasaw Plum is done fruiting long before the 4th of July. The roots grow similar to blueberries in that they typically stay just below the surface of the ground and grow horizontally. And NOW just like my mom, I would drive up all the way from Miami to get them .. If the tips of the teeth on the leaves have yellow or red glands (you’ll need a hand lens) it is the Chickasaw, otherwise the Flatwood. Plum juice can be fermented into plum wine. It is easily sweetened post-harvest and prepared into jams, jellies and preserves. Wild Chickasaw plum trees grow in large thickets. i would like to have two seedlings of chickasaw wild plum, is it possible to buy them from you? What would prevent fruiting and blooming? He hadn’t seen one in years and said the fruit was wonderful! My grandmother grew a Chickasaw Plum thicket at her home on a low ridge in Rayville, Louisiana, during my childhood years in the 50’s-70’s. If you mean what do I have growing in my yard, I have a large Chickasaw plum. But I’d still love to have the red one, too, if anyone knows where to get one. Each summer the Chickasaw Plum’s thorny branches give forth small golden plums that ripen to a lovely bright red hue. Its white flowers are attractive and fragrant in the spring, producing a beautiful flower show. Flavor may be a bit more complex than both. please respond to email. Chicasaw plums don’t seem to require a second bush to bear fruit. The tart plums can be eaten fresh or turned into tasty jelly, and they’re also enjoyed by wildlife.Chickasaw plums form a rounded mass of slen… The thorny thicket is valuable for songbird and game bird nesting including the bobwhite and mockingbird. Upon seeing my chickasaw plum tree my eldest brother expressed his happiness! I recommend: But the flesh is delicious. The Chickasaw Plum can be hard to distinguish from the American Plum (Prunus americiana) as well as the Flatwood Plum (Prunus umbellata). Check there for the wild plums that would do best in your area. Here is a picture of a sand plum thicket. Prunus angustifolia, known commonly as Chickasaw plum, Cherokee plum, Florida sand plum, sandhill plum, or sand plum, is a North American species of plum-bearing tree. The American (Prunus americana) tends to fruit in late summer to early fall and has red fruit. Interesting… I just planted the seeds from the plums I ate. Natives would make cakes out of the kernel mash. Maybe once or twice a decade I’ve been able to find some jelly here and there, like at the annual Klumquat festival… I have never fertilized mine, and it bears a lot of fruit. I think Cameron was actually asking if plums are self fertilizing or if you have to have a male and female tree to grow fruit. Please email me or post on the blog if you have them on your land available to pick, or have seen them along the roads or highways in North, North East, East or West Texas and reasonable driving distance from Dallas. The barely ripe recipe will have a sharper taste. Seed - raw or cooked. They burst out in white blossoms and no leaves. That said they could have been a treat, a flavoring, an essential macro nutriment — oil — to make them worthwhile or a micro-nutriment. Are you located in Texas? It is doubtful one would notice anything from eating just one kernel. ago. Do you think it would be a wasted effort to root a cutting to plant in another spot? I planted it in summer of 2016. The forestry department offers plants that are indigenous to your area and would require very little care as such. They tend to grow tall and narrow branches. 5. Tree was a few years old when I got it from nursery. I would like to buy some Chickasaw plums please tell me how to go about it a email address or phone number thank you. Lots of very valuable info for me!!! This plum seriously rivals Toole's Heirloom for its second best tasting plum in the yard spot. At the time of this writing I had mine ordered and delivered last week and planted yesterday. thank you jean. I live in Ocala – planted Chickasaw Plum in 2015 – no flowers yet. You can find plums in the wild which display some characteristics of each and can be impossible to identify. Prunus (PROO-nus ) is the Roman name for the plum. The natives would collect the kernels, mash them, let them set for a few days, then bake them into small cakes. - 15 ft. 0 in. I’ve done business with them starting my own med. The kernel inside a Chickasaw plum seed is about the size of a sunflower. I was gifted a chickasaw plum tree when people were thinning there thicket out. Most states have a forestry department which hold sales of the most affordable seedlings I have ever seen. The small shrub-like trees were covered in green oblong fruit which little worms loved to invade as they ripened, causing some of the fruit to redden and fall prematurely. No luck with that. They don’t taste like the purplish plums you buy at the grocery store at all, but are definitely tasty! If so do you have plums available that we could come and pick to make jelly for friends and family? They are covered with white flowers in the mid-to-late winter and the fruit is ready to pick by the beginning of June. But th easiest thing to do is ask someone to send you some seeds in the spring after they have dropped. Here is a picture of a sand plum thicket. It’s supposed to be a yellow version of my grandmother’s red plum. Need Two Chickasaw’s or Any Other Plum Tree for Cross Pollination. I have only one, in the city, with no other trees for miles around, and mine has always borne lots of fruit. Katy Brown, probably you should not have fertilized. Release Date: December 04, 2013 . If you have skinny leaves it is either the Chickasaw or Flatwood. It makes a tart, bright red jelly. I live in Colorado now and have been on the lookout for wild plums. A beautiful healthy looking tree grew up but it has never flowered – so disappointing. The front of my property has a long thicket of either Chickasaw or Am. Do these wild trees in my backyard seem like chickasaw plums? Photo by Green Deane. Foraging should never begin without the guidance and approval of a local plant specialist. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. The Chickasaw and the American go on to produce consistently edible plums whereas the Flatwood’s fruit can range from extremely bitter to sweet. It probably lived for 40 years or more, till finally succumbing to borers. I would pay to find more. Do you mind if I ask about the size and flavor of your trees’ plums? Sand plums bear red-orange plums eaten by many types of wildlife as well as human foragers. I eaten the ripe ones off the tree for years. Some tribes took out the seed kernels, others didn’t. . I am in search of the wild plums to pick this year. Although the plums may be eaten raw, they are somewhat tart and acidic, and are perhaps best used in preserves and jellies. Wild plums. The Chickasaw Plum tree is an excellent source of food and shelter for wildlife and produces from mid-June to mid-July depending on the area of the country that it is grown. Telling these plums apart before they fruit is a bit of a guessing game. Also called sand hill plum or Chickasaw plum, this tree often forms thickets of plants only a few feet tall. Right now they have a great price for them and also sell alot of other fruits. So very sorry I didn’t save a seed or two from her plum thicket. Jam is very good made from these and wine. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. Not until I got a second Chickasaw did the flowers mature into fruits. Skins remained tart, but flesh very sweet and so juicy, almost impossible not to dribble onto clothing. The plums taste great eaten fresh from the tree but can be processed into jelly or wine. There does not seem to be a self-polination barrier as is true in some species. I’m going to start a bnb at what was my grandmother’s house in Miami – so I should be able to be reached at http://www.My3Abuelitas.Miami I’m on my second batch of Cider, Hard, but fast and easy! They are way too thick in areas. The fruit on the first thicket I described has joined stems and looks like cherries except the skin is dull like a plum. They do not taste like the plums you buy at the grocery store at all. My mom has several trees, and hers always fail to bear. And apparently there are two different varieties growing out there because some trees ripen to red and some to and orange/yellow color. The initial bight isn't as sweet as N.C. McKibben but the sweetness persists through the whole eating process more. I live near the in san jose california and just wondering if chickasaw plums are growing in my back yard. The sand plum makes an interesting ornamental hedge or tree anywhere in hardiness zones 5 to 9. Thanks! No luck yet. Chickasaw plum historic part of flora of the Chickasaw Nation. Several years ago a neighbor who has since moved away gave me some plums from her Chickasaw plum tree. The “backlot” that ended against someone’s very wooded property was full of what I now know where Chicasaw Plums. It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. The kansas forestry department sells 3 varieties. Sand plums bear red-orange plums eaten by many types of wildlife as well as human foragers. Americana (ah-mare-ree-KAY-na) means American. appearance, taste and characteristics of czar plums This is primarily a cooking plum but if left to ripen on the tree it is a passably good eater but definitely not one of the best tasting. Settlers used it to make jellies or fed it to livestock, hence its other common name, Hog Plum though there are several “hog” plums. Grew up in Oklahoma with lots of relatives in Kansas. 6. Also called sand hill plum or Chickasaw plum, this tree often forms thickets of plants only a few feet tall. Copyright 2007-2018 – This web page is the property of Green Deane, LLC. I live in Central Texas where the Mexican Plums are common. The Chickasaw plum and the American plum are closely related and hybridize easily. Calories are not the only reason to forage. lo and ii, Exoascus mirabilis Atkinson in buds; fig. Settlers used it to make jellies or fed it to livestock, hence its other common name, Hog Plum though there are several “hog” plums. Doesn’t get to around 5 feet tall and people use them for jelly. It is in flower in April, and the seeds ripen from June to July. The Chickasaw Plum is one of my favorite trail and yard nibbles. I have finally figured out which of the “wild plums” that must have been, and last year we ordered 3 ‘Guthrie’ Chickasaw Plums and got them into the ground. Chickasaw plums serve as host plants for the red-spotted purple butterfly, and their fruit make them popular with other wildlife. Comments or questions about this site, or for permission to use photos and information. However, I remember that the Chickasaw fruit in SW Missouri is sweeter and more red. The enzymes in the seed break down that toxic property mentioned if made into a mash and left to do the job. Just wanted to say that the American plum is also delicious if you get it when it is fully ripe. And old age….. . My tree is a beautiful, healthy tree, in full sun and blooms every year. Pirate .—Pntnns an^itsli/olia Marshall, Chickasaw plum {Jigs. They were healthy and well packaged. Is that what you mean? If you have skinny leaves it is either the Chickasaw or Flatwood. It is juicy and can be eaten fresh or used in jam -making or other recipes. Deer, quail, and pheasants love to eat the plum fruit with its attractive aroma and sweet taste. Native Americans and settlers, however, regularly ate of the American and Chickasaw plums, the latter developing very sweet fruit with a tang. The sand plum makes an interesting ornamental hedge or tree anywhere in hardiness zones 5 to 9. ENVIRONMENT: The Chickasaw forms thickets in open areas, any open space in scrub forest, sandy soil, roadsides, fences, prairies, Pennsylvania west to the Rockies, south south to Central Florida, also California. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects. My first taste of a perfectly ripe Guthrie Plum. I chose this variety since I didn’t want the suckering problems associated with the Chickasaw plum. In spring, before the one and a half to three-inch-long leaves appear, Chickasaw plum is festooned with small, white, fragrant flowers which make the trees quite decorative in the presence of other trees which are often still dormant. They were blooming at the time, so they should produce. by KC Cole. Umbellata (um-bell-LAY-ta) means like an umbrella for its shape. Liberated from their shells the sunflower-sized kernels of these plums can create cyanide in your gut. Later I read somewhere that the plums were poisonous. They were all very good (although again try to keep the skins out as much as possible). Are they good producers? The problem, the tree hasn’t produced for the past two years and I have been on a quest to find another tree. 2. Mine are all about 12-14 feet tall, and 6 feet around. Pretty much impenetrable, except by the coyotes, which are a problem here. I got fruit (or more precisely fruitlets that most years are completely wiped out by late freezes in my location) initially, but then one of my trees died back to the ground, and after that my tree hardly set any fruit at all, probably less than 1/10 of 1% of the fruit set I was getting before. Ironically I am moving back to Miami this month after 30 + years of being away. I’ve picked gallons of these and made jams jellies and a sort of plum-pop. The teeth have yellow or red glands on the tip. Telling these plums apart before they fruit is a bit of a guessing game. It’s probably too hot right now, however I am searching for a couple more healthy Chickasaw Plum trees. Each spring, Chickasaw plum trees are covered with clusters of tiny, fragrant, white flowers. Thanks for the info. And where are you located in Central Texas if they are available to pick. I have three Potawatomi plum trees in my orchard. That means… yep, you guessed it. The looted fruit later made its way to Illinois, where it was propagated under the name “Chickasaw Chief,” and to Wisconsin, where it came to be known as the “Miner” plum, now the Chickasaw’s best-known cultivar. So I’m thinking the more, the merrier. Approximately eight years ago, I purchased and planted a Flatwoods plum from a native plant nursery in Florida. Many new trees will grow from that horizontal root. I’m a canner and have already started an orchard in the clearing, but would like some carefree fruit that I don’t need to spray. From the very first year I have had plums and many MANY saplings sprouting over the yard. Each tree has a different color of ripe fruit (purple, yellow, red). I just checked the web to see if it is supposed to be self-pollinating, and learned that it is. When in naked bloom they look similar but that’s where the resemblance stops. The Flatwood (Prunus umbellata) which often stands alone, ripens to black or yellow and can be around through the summer into the fall. Mom picked them with her grandma growing up in Kansas. I am hoping they are good raw right from the tree. The plums taste great eaten fresh from the tree but can be processed into jelly or wine. I think there’s a huge patch of these at the La Chula trail at Paynes Prarie. That was a typo – should be @MadelineHere The first foragers used the plums fresh and dried for winter use. Only a few of the trees bear fruit, although it seems most or all bloom. Quanloi75. Native Americans and settlers, however, regularly ate of the American and Chickasaw plums, the latter developing very sweet fruit with a tang. Water every day to keep the soil muddy wet until roots are established – about 2 months. She made plum jelly every year, and it was the most beautiful, best-tasting jelly I’ve ever eaten. If your plums are barely ripe (still pretty firm) go for the first one, if they are soft and ripe go for the second. It is nice to have the three trees in that the fruit ripens at slightly different times through the summer. wine….”cherry” plumbs probably better but missed the window on them……. Nice post by the way. Barely ripe wild plum jam recipe: Ingredients: 900g/2lb of barely ripe wild plums 900g/2lb of preserving sugar. These spindly twisted trees always strike me as “flocking” or even more so “dancing” together. Just bought two small trees of yellow that I hope will colonize in my backyard. Native Americans regularly consumed fresh fruits of Chickasaw plum or dried them for winter. 12, Exoascus mirabilis var. I’m thinking of planting some chickasaw plums…around the borders and I can get them pretty cheap. If they are tasty, I would be happy to drive out from Dallas this fall and buy a couple. Let’s talk about that. The fruit of the Flatwood often remains amazingly bitter and hard even after months on the tree. The fruit is up to 18mm in diameter. There are two thickets and one produces what looks like dull skinned cherries but another thicket a few feet from it makes a very slightly larger fruit that looks similar but grows on one stem not joined stems like cherries. The Chickasaw blooms every year but no fruit. Like they are just frozen in their interlocking gestures while your not looking.. The flowers bloom on the previous year’s wood and are especially dramatic since they appear before the trees puts out new leaves.Then the small fruits appear, turning from red to yellow as they ripen. Locals loved the new plum and took to calling it “General Jackson” and “Old Hickory,” commemorating the spoils of war. Photo by Green Deane. The cherry-sized plum turns red when ripe and is eaten raw, or used to make jelly, pies, preserves and wine. A shrub native to much of Kansas and Edible parts of Chickasaw Plum: Fruit - raw, cooked or dried for later use. Thanks, Carolyn. If you mean do I sell fruit trees, no I do not. Any ideas? I grew up in Miami but my parents had 5 lots along a clay road on the National Forest side of Ocala. These trees are fast growers and typically multi-trunked. We would like to pick them closer to Dallas. The Chickasaw Plum is a wild native plum that will grow as a single tree or form a thicket if left unmanaged. The trees seem to be very cold-hardy and drought resistant, although they seem to do best with a little water once in a while, and full sun. They grow very well in Utah’s climate, and can be found growing throughout the state, but are no longer generally cultivated. Trees have the disease tolerance of the native plum making it an excellent choice for organic growers. I’m sorry. While usable, the Flatwood Plum, is not prime foraging food. It was the best jam I have ever eaten. I have plenty of Chickasaw plum trees if someone would like to come get a few in Rocky Branch TX just email me. I got some Chickasaw cuttings from my sister in the area just east of Dallas. The taste of the plum fruit ranges from sweet to tart; the skin itself may be particularly tart. . But I got to help pick when the fruit was red, round, soft, and ripe, with a little bluish blush. The Chickasaw plums are varied in taste by humans, since they are seed grown usually and the plums grow on seedling trees. Locally the fruit of the Chickasaw (Prunus angustifolia) ripens to a sweet red in the spring and is gone by early July. The 0.5-inch-diameter fruits which follow are red, ripening to yellow, and are ex… First cultivated in 1874, the fruit was used for making wine, jam, and jelly. I would say your soil is going to be ok. i found where you can purchase chicksaw plum tree at 1-888-210-6750, the nursery is nature hills nursery located in various places including Alabama. 1. Easily transplanted or grown from seed. It should be part of a native landscape planting. Incidentally, through Columbia, South Carolina, where I live is an old indian trial, now called Two Notch Road (and is now also US 1). Angustifolia (an-gus-tee-FOH-lee-uh) means skinny leaf (see photo directly above.) The Flatwood did not bloom but I planted it less than a year ago. Score the bark with a sharp knife along the area length to be potted below ground level. And you eat them like you would a grape or cherry tomato (they are bigger than both of those though)- … They do not require two trees. It requires some chilling so won’t grow in South Florida and similar climates. It was originally cultivated by Native Americans before the arrival of Europeans While Prunus is the classical name for European plums, angustifolia refers to its narrow leaves. It often forms a thicket. Pea, I just bought a 26 acre property in Central Missouri and all the soil here is clay. Every spring, three wild plums put on a show locally: The Chickasaw, the Flatwood, and the American. IDENTIFICATION: Chickasaw Plum: Small thorny tree to 25 feet, usually much smaller, flower small, under half an inch, 5 white petals, fragrant; reddish orange anthers, appear in clumps in early spring before the leaves, fruit bright yellow to red, round to oval, 1/3 to 1/2 inch in diameter, flesh juicy small plum, bark first smooth and reddish then with numerous elongated light horizontal hash marks. If you have fat leaves with a strong pointed tip, it’s the American though it is not common here. If transplanted they usually require a little attention the first year, but after the first year they will probably survive with no attention. But, only the Chickasaw can be eaten straight off the tree. All rights reserved. Ripe Chickasaw Plums, locally in May and June. The Chickasaw plum (Prunus angustifolia) is also known as the Sandhill plum, Cherokee plum, Florida sand plum and mountain-cherry. It is usually too sour and hard to eat out of hand. The providers of this website accept no liability for the use or misuse of information contained in this website. The trees are not male & female with only the female producing fruit(as in Holly or Pygmy Fringe), but they require cross-pollination between 2 separate but close by trees. Prices are inexpensive & the quality of the trees, service, & shipping is awesome. My first taste of a perfectly ripe Guthrie Plum. Thank you. I … Its small sweet-tart fruits are pinkish-red to yellow with an extremely juicy golden flesh that will burst in your mouth. And @My3Abuelitas on twitter etc. TIME OF YEAR: Late spring in Florida, late summer farther north, usually around September. I like to prune the center out of them each year. The red are somewhat bitter, and the yellow are great, but both are edible right from the tree. It looks like cuttings are the way to go. The Chickasaw Plum is a wild native plum that will grow as a single tree or form a thicket if left unmanaged. There is a difference in the plums. Size orchard and they are great! The Chickasaw plum trees produce their first plums in June and then intermittently through August. Forming thickets of large bushes/small trees across Texas, Chickasaw Plums are by far sweeter than Mexican Plums. At least now I know it wasn’t true–my symptoms weren’t the fault of the plums. 4. iortilis Atkinson in plums).. The winter of 2017 was miserably warm (for chill-hour-needing plants, not comfort-craving humans) and everything bloomed early. I recall some bare thorny trees with flowers there earlier this year. Chickasaw plums serve as host plants for the red-spotted purple butterfly, and their fruit make them popular with other wildlife. Hi there, I have one flatwood and one Chickasaw. The tiny fruits are tart and sweet at the same time with a small pit in the center. That strikes me as a lot of work for such a small amount of food that’s potentially toxic. But it’s been 4 years now – and I WISH I knew some one who made it/sold it. Each tree can currently produce about 1/2 to 3/4 bushel of cherry-sized fruits. I had a Forrester take a look at my woods a couple of weeks ago and she identified 3 wild plum trees. here in north central texas ….on the Red River…we have the “sand plumbs” or “cherry plumb”..small bush grows all along the road sides…sweet and early summer harvest…..but also have the Chockta or “hog” plumb…they grow like a standard fruit tree and have a dark fruit that is bitter ’till it falls from the tree….then is sweet flesh with tart skins…much like a precimon..that is about the ripeness……everyone has different names but I think everyone is talking of the same trees….hope the “hog” plums will make an o.k. These trees were brought to the area by the Mormon pioneers. . I guess he was asking if the are self pollinating or not? It also makes a good wind break and can be used for erosion control. 4 of the lots had been “field” and my parents planted pine seedlings for the future and to enjoy the land for camping. i love this it really helped me with my chickasaw report <3. “Chickasaw” is Choctaw for “old” and “reside” or as we might say in English, “the old place.” Incidentally, the Chickasaw Plum is native to Texas and Oklahoma but is naturalized through much of the United States where there are sufficient winter chill hours, such as central Florida north. I don’t know but to me in the wild they like creating like grooves, or tree gatherings in South Florida we call “hammocks.” There is a pit you have to spit out- they are too small to take bites of, you pop the whole thing in your mouth so it’s a lot more convenient to eat them outside. @Madelinever I planted a couple Chickesaw plumbs and was curious how good they are for eating. Its quality can vary from tree to tree, rarely rising to the gustatory level of the Chickasaw Plum. The pop included the skins and was initially very bitter, we discovered though that the bitterness could be reduced drastically by adding a small amount of gelatin powder to the batch as it cools. Honestly, I don’t give a crap which one it is, as long as the fruit tastes good, because they are all equally edible; however, the Flatwood is known to be somewhat bitter on occasion. B&T Seeds might have them. Small branches no larger than a pencil in diameter Homemade sand plum jelly is sweet, delicious, and easy to make. It's very peachy, more peachy that either N.C. McKibben or Toole's Heirloom. Sweetness has been bred into cultivated plums, but even ripe Chickasaw fruit is tart. When no one was looking I’d crawl under the trees, collect a few, and nibble around the worm. There are many places along this road to find chicasaw plums, presumably they were planted centuries ago as a forage item along the trail, or in areas that were inhabited for a time. I have given it large dose of fertilizer in Jan . We have friends who use them for wine, but I’ve never tried it. Use at least one gallon pots so as to keep plenty of moisture in the soil until rooted Can you tell me where I can order Chickasaw Plum Tree Seeds? Mail Order Natives in Florida sell 3 different Chickasaw plum cultivars. Most sources sly mention they are good wildlife fruit or maybe good for jam. Beautiful red fruit is of large size, crisp and sweet. The Flatwood was used to make jellies or to add to other jellies. American plum fits that description perfectly and is a native plant that overlaps the bulk of the whitetail’s range. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Texas has Mexican plum trees and I don’t know what the small trees that are native to Fort Worth area. He is correct very sweet if picked when red or if you try to beat the birds to them they could be bitter. But mechanization of fruit production in the early 1900’s led growers away from the native varieties though there has been some interest of late to use the native plums again as a high-value specialty crop. The skinny leave has a trough down the middle. Chickasaw plum is found in uplands and bottomlands in open and wooded-open edge situations (Noble Foundation, 2010). How many years does it take to start producing fruit? Large and thin-skinned with a soft juicy sweet pulp, it has a dlicious flavour and is very good eaten out of hand, whilst it can also be used in pies, preserves etc. Both fruits are about the same size and make great jam. Small but very sweet, these plums can be eaten raw, made into preserves, or even fermented into wine. The leaf has a center troth. To me they taste as good as any purchased plum. Love it! Its location is shaded in the morning but I think it gets plenty of sun in the afternoon. May find a great price at legg creek online. I wonder if the people that are getting good fruit set from just one tree are getting cross-pollination from wild trees in their areas that they may or may not know about. I keep going back on which has more complexisty, TH or Guthrie. Dip the trimmed, scored portion of the cutting in a liquid solution of root stimulator before potting. Of grasslands in north-central Oklahoma ( Dunkin and Guthery, 2010 ) me some plums her. 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