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Dragon’s blood

Purple against a blue sky

Purple against a blue sky

These are some of the Dragon’s Blood plums, seen from underneath the branches.

There aren’t as many as usual for an ‘on’ year, maybe because of shot hole disease and aphids due to the wet spring.

But they’re big, and just as delicious and beautiful as ever with their startlingly bright red juice.

I wonder who decided that dragons have blood that colour …

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