Thursday 18 August 2022

Plums and what to do with them

Today's harvest is plums. Our elderly but esteemed plum tree (with have younger ones coming on) is absolutely laden this year. I picked this bowlful standing in the same spot. 

It seems to be a good year for established fruit trees. We look to be having bumper harvests for apples, walnuts and quince as well as plums. 

Pies and preserves for sure, but we will also dehydrate a lot of the plums, cut in halves and de-stoned, and store in large Kilner jars. Nothing needs to be added to them. Dehydrating them intensifies the flavour and they will store well into next year. They make a very tasty snack. 

1 comment:

  1. I picked a big boxful of plums yesterday. How do you dehydrate yours? In the oven, or do you have a special machine?