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Storage and Handling of Plums


Preparation Tips:

To select: Ontario plums should have good colour and yield gently to slight pressure. Keep in mind that plums are often picked and sold slightly firm.
To core: Slice plums along seam; twist and remove pit.
To peel: Dip plums in boiling water 30 to 60 seconds; immediately place in ice water. Rub plum skins off by hand.

Five Simple Steps to Tender Fruit Perfection

Step 1: Select fruit that is firm and fragrant.
Step 2: Remove fruit immediately from the container in which it was purchased and sort according to ripeness.
Step 3: Store ripe fruit in the refrigerator or enjoy right away.
Step 4: To ripen firm fruit, store at room temperature and out of direct sunlight in a loosely closed paper bag for a day or two. Note; plastic bags are not suitable for ripening fruit, as they will trap moisture and air, which can cause premature spoilage, so always use paper bags.
Step 5: Once ripe, store tender fruit in the refrigerator for up to one week or enjoy right away.

TIP:

The fruit is ready when it's sweetly aromatic and yields to gentle pressure. Never wash fruit before storing, wait until you're ready to eat.