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Is a plum basically a gigantic grape?

Asked by jballou (2113points) June 18th, 2008
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PupnTaco's avatar

No. They’re in two different botanical families. Their flavor is different. One grows on a tree, the other on a vine.

ezraglenn's avatar

This is my favorite question ever on fluther. Mostly because it makes no sense and only requires a 2 letter answer: “no.”

loser's avatar

no, it’s a plum. Duh for you

Seesul's avatar

If so, that would make a prune a gigantic raisin. They can grow in the same climate, though.

jballou's avatar

Sorry it didn’t make sense the way I phrased it, I just noticed they had some similar qualities. I know tangerines and clementines and oranges are all related, so why couldn’t grapes and plums be related as well? It’s not totally outside the realm of possibility, especially since I just recently found out that tomatoes are technically berries. Go figure.

Knotmyday's avatar

Plums are in the Plum family. So are apricots, peaches, and nectarines. Grapes are in the Grape family.
Here’s a nice boring site full of useful information.

buster's avatar

Is a grape basically a really small plum??

jballou's avatar

So cherries are in the plum family! Crazy. I wasn’t that off base after all. Instead of a plum being a giant grape, it’s a giant cherry. Thanks for that site, very interesting stuff. Who knew Almonds were in the plum family?

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