Plums come in a rainbow of reds, purples, and almost black. Their size, shape, and color vary with variety. They range in taste from very sweet to extremely sour depending on the variety. Enjoy while fresh in season or make some jam to savor the harvest all year long.
A member of the stone fruit family, which includes peaches, nectarines, and cherries, plums have vitamin C, vitamin K, copper, potassium, and fiber in strong amounts.
Look for plums that yield gently to pressure and have no blemishes or soft spots.
Underripe 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.