After a slow, late start to the plum season we suddenly have tons ripe and ready to pick. They are sweet and juicy and very easy to pick. Look out for the following varieties in season now:
Early Prolific - small, dark and very sweet
Czar - slightly larger, sweet and juicy
Sanctus - dark and full of flavour
Violetta - new, dark-skinned, sweet variety
Opal - blush coloured, similar to Victoria
Swan - Larger, firmer, purple fruit with good flavour.
Victorias are not yet ready. They will be about the end of the month and into September