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A dragon’s colours

I’d forgotten what extraordinary colours the Dragon’s Blood plums turn as they ripen. They remind me of parrots and lovebirds.

Dragon colours

They’re beginning to ripen now. If they come away when I lift them up on their stalks, I pick them, obviously. If they don’t, I don’t. It’s no good feeling if they’re soft or not like with other plums because they never get soft.

I’d also forgotten what an amazing flame colour the flesh is. And they’re sweeter than I remembered, too!

Inside a dragon

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  1. July 23, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    I’ve never heard of it before. Is it a native of Italy? Sure wish I could taste one!

    • Damaris
      July 23, 2012 at 11:23 pm

      I think it probably is an Italian variety. Its real name is ‘Sangue di Drago’. They taste very fresh.

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