Desperately seeking cherry plums (or similar)
Anyone seen cherry plums at markets or in yards for foraging? Yes, :) I know they're not exactly a hot for-sale item, but I'm having a bunch of people over to make jam this weekend and foolishly assumed my own trees would produce around the same time this year as last. Any other high-pectin plum would be fine too. I haven't seen much in the way of plums in stores, at markets or even U-picks yet so realize this may be a long shot...
Thanks in advance
I saw a bin of fresh ume at Tokyo Fish Market. Don't know if that would do that trick.
Tokyo Fish Market
1220 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706
They are late this year. The plums on the tree in my backyard in Napa are hard and green. By June 2nd I have usually harvested my black currants but those are still green too. Berkeley Bowl?
2020 Oregon St, Berkeley, CA 94703
Thanks all. I'll try all three suggestions and will check out North Berkeley FM tomorrow. By this time last year my cherry plums were virtually over...
We have several large cherry plum trees in the common areas of our vacation place in the Santa Cruz mountains - typically they aren't ripe enough until July - then we're inundated and I'm probably the only person who takes the trouble to make jam with them! We love the sweet/tart flavor. My poor DH gets stuck with helping to pit them. I've tried making the jam and then straining the pits out but that's tedious too. It's just a little too early for plums in general I think...