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Plums

Plums

Plums come in a rainbow of reds, purples, and almost black. Their size, shape and color vary with variety. They have a deep, sweet taste with an edible slightly tangy skin. Enjoy while fresh in season or make some jam to savor the harvest all year long!

Plums are part of the stone fruit family, which includes peaches, nectarines and cherries. Fresh plums have vitamin C, vitamin K, copper, potassium, and fiber in strong amounts. Interestingly, dried plums have become popular again as the name “prune” has officially been changed to dried plums.

Plums have a deep, sweet taste with an edible tangy skin - summer in a sweet little package!

The Lowdown

  • Season
    Summer
  • Color
    Red, Purple
  • Select
    Look for plums that yield gently to pressure and have no blemishes or soft spots.
  • Store
    Under ripe plums can be left at room temperature until ready to eat. Ripe plums should be eaten as soon as possible. They can be stored in the refrigerator for just a few days.

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