Seasonality

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Varieties

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plums galore
Plums galore

Varieties we grow and love:

  • Stanley- prune type, dark blue skin with greenish-yellow flesh, juicy and fine-grained
  • Shiro- sweet, juicy yellow, Japanese variety. Lovely to eat fresh or for plum sauce
  • Castleton- another great European variety, blue skin, much like Stanley
  • Bluebyrd- European-type plum, excellent flavor, high sugar content

Storage

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As always, fresh produce is most delicious and nutritious when consumed as close to the harvest date as possible.

Store plums at room temperature for 2-3 days until ripe. If they are ripe, they will store in the fridge for another 3 to 5 days. They are highly perishable, so check them frequently for spoilage. I prefer to store them in plastic in the fridge because they will actually absorb the flavors of everything else in your refrigerator.

Culinary Info

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– can be enjoyed in:

  • best fresh! We pick them as close to ripe as possible so you can enjoy them at peak flavor.
  • grilled with meats or on ice cream or cake

Tips for preparing: Look for the seam/crease to cut the plum in half at the pit. Plums have a flattened pit that lines up with this crease and makes for easier removal. If you need to skin the plums, you can either blanch them by making an x on the bottom, immersing in boiling water for 30 seconds, plunging into ice water to stop the cooking; or use your handy peeler for soft fruits (if you have one).

When I make plum sauce, I do not peel them, I just beat the sauce up with my hand blender 🙂

 

 

 

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