Wild plum, Prunus domestica
Cook the fruit in crumbles, pies and cobblers. They are good for spiced jellies, sauces, jams and curds.
When and where to find it:
The fruits usually grow between September and October and are often found in hedgerows, woodland edges and scrubland.
Another small deciduous tree growing up to 10m. Rarely thorny. Superficially similar to Blackthorn, though flowers appear with the leaves rather than before them.
Paul has had an interest in the outdoors since he was a young kid. Walking, tracking and exploring the wilderness around him, from disused overgrown railway lines to the vast wilderness of the UK national parks. Over the last few years Paul has honed his skills into specific areas of bushcraft and survival. He is an expert in map reading, shelter building and knots, traps and fishing.