Whats the difference between a Plum and a Damson etc

Peux tu me donner la différence entre plum ,damson ,et gage s’ il te plait ?

It gets a bit complicated and confusing.

Plums are Prunus domesticaGenerally the biggest fruit and used for eating and cooking.

Damsons are a subspecies of Prunus domestica more commonly known as Prunus insititia – Generally smaller fruit than plums and used for cooking and wine making as they are more acidic.

Gages are a subspecies of Prunus domestica more commonly known as Prunus insititia – Generally smaller than plums and used for eating as can be very sweet. Skins tend to be yellow or Green coloured.

Other plum types found in the UK

Bullace are a subspecies of Prunus domestica more commonly known as Prunus insititia – Tends to be slightly smaller than a Damson, and also used for cooking, but can be eaten when ripe.

Sloe are Prunus Spinosa – These are UK native wild plums, very very acidic and very hard until ripe but still acidic. The smallest of all the plums approx 10mm. Used for winemaking. Trees used for livestock hedges due to their thorns.

Mirabelle plum are a subspecies of Prunus domestica more commonly known as Prunus syriacavarieties are Nancy and Metz

Egg plum are a subspecies of Prunus domestica more commonly known as Prunus intermedia– The Victoria plum is part of this family.

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