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Mount Airy, MD
(Zone 6b)

April 28, 2008
9:55 PM

Post #4878574

My father's family grew up on the Eastern Shore in lower Delaware and I now have a cottage in nearby Maryland. Each year we anxiously awaited the ripening of the wild beach plums that grew all along the shore - and the jelly that my aunts always made after picking them. Now, of course, overdevelopment has caused them to disappear in many of their original areas, but luckily I still have several large bushes of them right beside my cottage. They are a pleasure to look at all year, have beautiful blooms, and oh, those delicious berries!


United States
(Zone 5b)

April 28, 2008
9:59 PM

Post #4878588

longfellow... I lived in Annapolis and went over to the Delmarva peninsula, esp. Rehoboth, a lot but I don't remember seeing beach plums. Good for you to have some at your cottage!
Ambler, PA

April 28, 2008
11:38 PM

Post #4879051

I have 34' on the beach in Sea Isle , and have been trying to find a source for beach plums. I would love to buy two small ones but can't find anywhere to purchase them. Please let me know of anyone in Cape May Co., N.J. who may have some for sale. Thank you


United States
(Zone 5b)

April 29, 2008
1:08 AM

Post #4879542

beebe, there are good sources at the end of my beach plum article. Locally, you may need to run an ad...
Philadelphia, PA

July 7, 2008
9:25 AM

Post #5216286

Most of those sources are wholesale only. But there is at least one grower selling individual plants on eBay at or use their search box.



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