Our plum orchards at the farm consist of…
Prune Plums (stanley)
This plum is a European type plum and native to the Italian Mediterranean coast. This freestone plum is egg shaped with a dusty bloom over a deep, dark purple skin. The flesh is tender yet firm and dense. These are a very sweet plum and wonderful eaten fresh or for use in you favorite dessert. Prune plums are also dried for…..prunes. They make great jam and tarts or pair with meat and cheese.
Like the name infers, Elephant heart plums are very large and heart shaped. The deep ruby coloring runs from skin to flesh in this freestone plum. It was developed by Luther Burbank in Sonoma California in the early 1900s. The flesh is firm and sweet with just a hint of tartness. Use this plum for fresh eating or add to salads, ice cream, and pies. These are delicious, but unfortunately, in a very limited amount.
japanese plum / methley
Developed in 1906 by Luther Burbank this deep ruby red plum has a thin skin that pops when you bit into it! It is sweet with low acid and the flesh is firm and red-orange throughout. Pair this plum with lamb, pork or a mild fresh cheese. They also work well in your favorite pie or tart. Store plums in the refrigerator up to one week or better yet eat them straight away!