Missing plums

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Helsbells
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Missing plums

Post: #276394 Helsbells
Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:11 pm

At this time of year I normally pick bags and bags of wild plums from some bushes near me, went to the place yesterday and there were none at all, not even any rotting on the ground. Just wondering if anyone knows what is going on here, has it been bad conditions for plums in the South this year. I am very disappointed because I was going to make a lovely jam from them, I had tons of jars saved and everything :(

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Re: Missing plums

Post: #276471 Nonogon
Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:27 pm

I've had hundreds so don't know what's happened to yours I'm afraid. Although saying that, some were from a tree my son was given last winter so first year we've had it. Most were from a tree in the garden of a house we've just moved into so although I think it's hundreds, may be far less than normal! They haven't been particularly big though and I doubt they were thinned out so maybe we would normally get a bigger/better crop. Can't imagine what I'd do with any extras though. If you were closer, you could use them!

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Re: Missing plums

Post: #276476 Helsbells
Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:41 pm

Awww thanks, you should make plum jam, it is so delicious.

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Re: Missing plums

Post: #276479 Nonogon
Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:32 pm

Made some the other day and lots of plum crumbles. My fingers have gone brown from cutting so many plums in half to get rid of stones! They look filthy despite washing hundreds of times. I'd wear gloves to do it but that just makes it really fiddly.


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