Methley plums ripen in mid-July. Sweet, purple-red, Methely's are a cultivar of a Japanese plum. They are good for eating or cooking with (although they are a clingstone).
Italian "Prune" Plums are a freestone plum (the flesh does not cling to the seed) and are thus popular in cooking, although they are great to just snack on too. Italian plums are egg-shaped with a deep purple skin and yellow flesh.
Storage: Keep plums in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Preparation: Rinse under running water and enjoy!
Grilled Chicken Breasts with Plum Salsa
Poached Plums with Brown Sugar Syrup
Plum Sauced Pork Tenderloin