One of the juiciest stone fruits, plums come in many different varieties, some sweet, some slightly more tart. All plums, however, have certain characteristics in common, with smooth, richly coloured skins and a hard central stone.
Plums vary in hue from red to deep purple, or yellow to green. The cloudy bloom on their skin is natural and isn’t an indication of poor quality. All sweet dessert plums can be used for cooking, too.