Plums

Greengage
Greengage Plums are a cultivar of the common European Plum. Ready in mid-July, the Greengage has an amber colored skin and firm amber colored flesh. It is very sweet an ideal for eating and desserts.

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).

Santa Rosa Plums are medium-sized with red skins and yellow flesh. Nice and juicy with a firm flesh, Santa Rosas are great for eating as-is or canning and cooking. They have a nice balance between tangy and sweet.
Methley Plums

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!

Santa Rosa
(The following recipes are for plums in general. Adjust the recipes accordingly based on how big your plums are).

Grilled Chicken Breasts with Plum Salsa

Plum Sorbet

Poached Plums with Brown Sugar Syrup

Upsidedown Cake

Plum Sauced Pork Tenderloin

Italian Plums
Tipsy Plums and Raspberries


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