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Plums

12 Preserve Recipes That Capture Summer Fruit at Its Best

Making summer fruit preserves is a great way to capture a taste of the season for later in the year when you could use a little sunshine. If you’ve got a garden of your own, there can be some times...
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Stone Fruits 2020 @ Andy's Orchard in Morgan Hill

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by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Andy's Orchard opened for the season on May 15. Yesterday was my first visit of the year. The entrance has been roped off like the lines for bank tellers with markers each six feet. Inside the door...

Italian Prune Plums - Did I miss the season?

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by MrIncognito1 9 years ago

Just was wondering if I missed the season for Italian Prune Plums this year. I usually check Whole Foods in Sept-Oct for them but I haven't been able to get to a Whole Foods or the JFX market for ...

Small Italian prune plums

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by idabean1 2 months ago

It is the season for the Marian Burros' Plum Torte. In the Lexington MA area I've only found huge Empress Plums, which tend to be more sour and less tender than the "original". Who has found the ...

Kashiwase Farm--still around?

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by droolingdoggie 3 months ago

I love organic stone fruits and almonds from Kashiwase Farm. It's always a summer sensation. I just checked their FB page, but found that they haven't updated it since 2017. Does anybody know if th...

The ever rare Damson plum

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by ctrider 3 months ago

Hi, new here and really just looking for Damson plums. Montreal area, or West Island or evening up north. If anyone has seen any , I would love to know. Thanks so much

Best Fruit - Arnett Farms: Stone Fruit, Pluots, you name it!

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by OC Mutt 4 months ago

At the Irvine (and Torrance) Farmer's Markets, Arnett Farms continues to be an absolute GEM! I've been going to this stand for years and years and they continue to amaze me with the quality and va...

July 2018 Dish of the Month: STONE FRUIT CAKES

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by herby 2 years ago

Welcome to July, 2018 Dish of the Month reporting thread! This month we will be baking stone fruit cakes. A stone fruit, also called a drupe, is a fruit with a large "stone" inside. The stone is so...

Does anyone have experience with growing Beach Plums in their yard?

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by coll 5 years ago

Luckily my area is as sandy as they come. But while I can take a stroll on any local beach (or grocery parking lot!) and pick all the rose hips I want, beach plums are pretty darn hard to come by....

What's up with the stone fruit this summer?

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by watertowngourmet 3 years ago

Anyone have any idea why all of the larger stone fruit (peaches, nectarines, plums) are tasteless? I have yet to find a good peach (firm, sweet, ripens well). My go-to is usually Wilson Farms (or R...

Small harvest in Lorraine France 2017

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by TJFRANCE 3 years ago

Hello all ! Go hop! A small share of my harvest yesterday! The first mirabelles I managed to pick! It is a fruit of the size of a big cherry. Gold color with often a pink / orange face. It is del...

How to eat umeboshi?

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by UncleLongHair 12 years ago

A friend of ours got us a small package of umeboshi as a present. These are small, pickled Japanese plums, apparently from a very exclusive type of plum tree. They are very cute, and our friend s...

Looking for green "ume" plums

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by oranj 7 years ago

I know this posting is early as the season generally runs end of may through early june, but I am hoping to get news of early sightings and hoping that I might be able to find other purveyors in ad...

Italian Prune Plums - Where are they this Year? (2016)

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by boratini 4 years ago

Every August in the last 16 years - I start looking and asking if the Prune plums are in yet? It seems a religiously seasonal act - but their season is notoriously short. This is the first year tha...

Prune plums?

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by Splendid Spatula 4 years ago

Has anyone seen prune plums in the stores yet? I hope they are not victims of our capricious winter, as the peaches were. Thanks!

NYT Marian Burros's Plum Torte

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by walker 4 years ago

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/09/14/dining/marian-burros-plum-torte-recipe-variations.html http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/14/dining/marian-burros-plum-torte-recipe.html

Plums in preserves: to peel or not?

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by Gooseberry 11 years ago

I'm getting mixed messages as to whether plums should be peeled (i.e. blanched in hot water, then refreshed in cold, and then peeled) before making plum jam, pickles and chutney. Some recipes say t...

Wherefore salted plums?

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by tatamagouche 11 years ago

Holy crap. I bought a bag (dried). Ate one. I love salt. I lick salt. This was spittingly AWFUL. Not to mention hard. Are you supposed to rinse or macerate 'em first?

Any Bay Area farmers selling green umeboshi plums?

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by sunny 4 years ago

I'm hoping the wisdom of the internet will help us locate a farmer who would be willing to sell us a larger batch of umeboshi plums. We are looking for a minimum of 20 lbs to ferment into a swe...

Greengage plums

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by asmith 4 years ago

I read an article by David Karp about the deliciousness of greengage plums. Has anyone seen local greengage sin Auguast or September?

Plums in January?

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by williamlex 5 years ago

Does anyone know where I can purchase fresh plums, preferably the dark purple/blue/black ones but I'll take whatever is available, in the Bay Area before Jan. 20th?