Friday, 2 August 2019

Plums galore

I didn't think either of my small plum trees would give much fruit this year. The Czar in particular has been hit by something or the other. Only these few fruit - picked early before the wasps got them:
However, the equally small trained Victoria has done better. Again the wasps and birds are attacking so they have been picked earlier than normal:
Once they have swelled, and the rain came just in time, they ripen fine on a windowsill:
We have already eaten a bowlful like this one above, either as they are or in smoothies. I think I might also make some fresh plum jam with 1lb of them, and some crumbles to freeze.

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  1. OOOh lovely. Fresh fruit when it is eaten in season is gorgeous isn't it. Nothing like the insipid tasteless stuff that we can buy all year round.

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    1. Just got to eat or process them before they go off!

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  2. Yum, they looked lovely. I am a great fan of plum jam.

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  3. Our neighbours had established trees that they never touched we had pounds and pounds off them.

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    1. We only have a small garden and 12 fruit trees so they have to be trained.

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  4. In our last garden we had a Victoria plum tree and they were so delicious. I can't stand these tasteless Spanish ones in the shops.

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  5. They look delicious! Homemade plum jam... yum!

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    1. I love home made jam, more variety and flavour combinations.

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  6. Those look gorgeous, and you have wonderful sounding plans for them. Enjoy.

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    1. All processed and in the freezer for later use. The tray had 4lbs of plums.

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  7. That is helpful to hear they ripen on a windowsill. My new plum tree has some rock hard plums, I think I will pick one and see if it will ripen on the sill.

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    1. It’s best if you leave them on the tree to swell and when they are light green with a little give after a very gentle squeeze, they will ripen better.

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