May 7, 2020

What you see: A plum whose skin has split open, exposing its soft, wet interior
What it is: A cracked plum!
Eat or toss: Toss. Something problematic could have made its way into the plum flesh.

The story:
Back when they were dangling off the tree, these plums didn’t get...

March 5, 2020

What you see: Brownish discoloration inside a plum
What it is: Likely flesh browning from too-cold storage 
Eat or toss: The plum doesn’t taste good, right? It’s probably mealy and relatively flavorless. It won’t hurt you, but if you aren’t enjoying it, go ahead and to...

February 18, 2020

What you see: Rough, pockmarked plum skin with sunken areas

What it is: Poor storage probably caused dehydration and pitting; this plum may have also suffered a bruise that left it flattened

Eat or toss: The plum isn’t unsafe, but probably won’t taste very good

The s...

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