A plum or even gage is actually a natural stone fruit tree within the genus Prunus, subgenus Prunus. The subgenus is recognized from various other subgenera (peaches, cherries, bird cherries, etc.) in the shoots possessing a fatal bud as well as sole side buds (not grouped), the flowers within teams of 1 to 5 jointly on short stems, and also the fruit which has a groove running down one side along with a smooth stone (or pit).
Fully developed plum fruit could have a dusty-white covering that provides them a glaucous look. It is really an epicuticular wax covering and is also referred to as “wax bloom”. Dried out plum fruits are known as dried plums or even prunes, even though prunes really are a unique kind of plum, and may even have got antedated the fruits now popularly known as plums.