What is the clear (or light amber) substance on my plums?

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What is the clear (or light amber) substance on my plums?

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It is fairly hard, only moderately chewy.  Not particularly sticky.  I thought it would be sugary, but it is almost tasteless.

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What is the clear (or light amber) substance on my plums?
« Reply #1 on: 14/09/2011 02:47:06 »
What is the clear (or light amber) substance on my plums?

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It is fairly hard, only moderately chewy.  Not particularly sticky.  I thought it would be sugary, but it is almost tasteless.

I think it's been excreted by a beastie. (Perhaps the Northwet American Plum Weevil?)
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What is the clear (or light amber) substance on my plums?
« Reply #2 on: 14/09/2011 10:44:02 »
mmm Victoria Plums.  We had a tree in my youth and I would eat plum till I was unable to move - and you just cannot get the lovely taste from shop plums.  We used to get that strange stuff as well on plums grown in SE England.  I am not sure it was always associated with beasties.   BTW I think the scabbing on the skin is bad news - might be worth checking out.  Our above mentioned plum tree got an infection and had to be chopped - and apparently they are quite susceptible to disease
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