Plums are beautiful fruits with a smooth skin that varies in color from deep purple to yellow, red, and even green, depending on the variety. They are usually round or oval in shape and have a soft, juicy texture when ripe. The flesh ranges from creamy yellow to deep orange, and it has a thin, edible skin. Plums usually have a somewhat sweet taste, although some varieties may also have a slight tartness.


Plum trees thrive well in temperate climates and usually require a period of cold winters to grow well and bear fruit. They also require a well-draining soil with sufficient moisture and nutrients. The trees need to be watered regularly, especially during dry periods, and they can benefit from fertilization to promote healthy growth and fruit formation.


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How to store

Do not store plums in the refrigerator, but in a cool place or on the fruit bowl. This way, the taste and aroma will remain at their best.

How to eat

Plums can be eaten in various ways. They are delicious as a fresh, juicy snack, but they are also versatile in the kitchen. Plums can be used in sweet dishes such as pies, jams, compotes, and pastries. Additionally, plums are a fantastic addition to salads, where they offer a delightful sweet-sour balance. Furthermore, plums can be dried and then used in a range of dishes, such as stews, pastries, and breakfast items like muesli and oatmeal.


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