Quite a few streets in Greenford are sticky with fallen fruit at the moment. The tree above this pavement still has plenty more fruit to give and it can get really slippery if it rains just enough to create a mush. This has probably fallen from a cherry plum tree (Prunus cerasifera) which is one of the most common types here. The colour of the fruit can be gold, red or purple like this and they are all edible but the flavour can be sour as well as sweet. Unfortunately some of the heaviest crops are alongside the A40, too close to the main road to make them safe to eat or turn into jam.
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