Plums come in a wide variety of colors from deep red to green, purple, and yellow. Plums are relatives of the peach, nectarine, and almond.
Pluots are a cross between a plum and an apricot with traits that are more similar to a plum in looks, though the flavor is often two toned, hinting of apricot.
Eat plums fresh or slice and use in a cobbler, pie, or other baked recipe.
Vanilla, nutmeg, chocolate, butter, citrus, fresh cheeses, arugula, chiles, fennel and basil are complementary flavors for plums.
Let plums and pluots ripen a day or two at room temperature then transfer to the fridge. Be sure and keep fruit dry and away from ethylene releasing fruits and veggies that could cause them to spoil.
We have many, many varieties of plums in pluots in the Abundant Harvest Organics produce boxes from late spring to the end of summer.