Would you believe it, this is my 700th post - wow, where does the time go!
Don't you just love the free gifts from nature? Out on our walk this week (more about that on my other blog later), we found some wild plums falling off the trees (Red Cherry I believe). Once we had finished walking, we got a carrier bag out of the car, re-walked the first 100 yards and began picking them up. Barely 10 minutes later we had what felt like 4lb in weight.
They were quickly washed and sorted. The over ripe barely edible into the compost caddy, the slightly soft and split (on the right of the picture) for immediate eating (and making into ice cream!) and the still intact, on the left, for later eating:
The yellow wild plums, (Mirabelle), are still green but we should be able to harvest them in 2 - 3 weeks. Yum Yum!
Here is a link to a blog of someone who discovered wild plums for the first time here
More information can be found on the red ones here
The yellow Mirabelle plum is slightly larger and has a slightly different texture, more like a Victoria. More information about them can be found here