When we moved into this house three summers ago, we inherited a fruit tree. We had no idea what kind of fruit it was.
The tree appears to have been neglected for years—it’s in need of some serious pruning.
During our first summer, there were only a handful of un-ripe pieces of fruit on the tree, which made it completely impossible for us to identify what kind of tree it was.
During our second summer, we did some minor pruning and got a few branches with fruit that ripened enough for us to identify the tree as a golden plum tree. The fruit never got sweet enough to eat, though.
This year, after additional pruning (still not a lot though) the tree is OVERFLOWING with fruit! And not the small, hard, barely ripe fruit from last summer. BIG, BRIGHT, SOFT, SWEET, JUICY PLUMS!
We’re not big plum eaters (I didn’t even know they grew natively here!) but I’m going to have to find something to do with all of these plums! It seems a shame to waste all this free fruit! I have “jam” on my list, but is there anything else I should try? I’d love some suggestions!
I took the girls outside this evening for our first big “pick” of the summer. Adelaide had fun and Cadence enjoyed the (literal) fruit of our labor 🙂
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