Tuesday, September 4, 2012

home grown plums

We have 3 small plum trees - they are small trees, but hubby has always trimmed them way back in the spring so we rarely, if ever, get fruit.  This year, he only did a light trimming on two of them, and we have LOADS of fruit on those 2 trees.  One tree isn't very healthy, so the fruit isn't as healthy looking either.  And the one he did trim all the way back has no fruit, but the one tree that was lightly trimmed and is healthy, has buckets of fruit........

I had to do a little research to see if they were even GOOD.  I am allergic to cherries, so I was a bit apprehensive to try them.  Good news, I am not allergic to these and they are pretty good!  I found out that they are ''Greengage'' plums.  They are meatier and a little less sweet than a black plum.  I decided they would probably be really good dehydrated!  So, I picked a big bowl:

Cut them in half and removed the pit:

and now I have 5 1/2 trays of plums drying!  Can't wait to taste them!
Counting these halves, looks like about 19 plums per layer (38 halves), so I'm guessing I have about 100 dehydrating (200 halves)........ sure hope they are good!

1 comment:

  1. I hope they are good too! I'd love to have some fruit trees. Let us know how they come out.