I am not a big fan of buying fruit that is shipped from half away around the world. But when I saw this pointy lemon plum in a grocery store, I decided that I would give it a try. The lemon plum is fairly new variety that comes from Chile. It is a beautiful yellow lemon color that turns more red as it ripens and is at it's sweetest. The color change start with a red point and then eventually the entire thing turns red. They are available in limited quantities in January to March, peaking in February.
My Experience with this Plum (Rating Scale 1-10)
Plum Flavor: 6
Overall Feeling: I really wish I bought more of these. They were amazing. They were extremely sweet and extremely juicy with a good flavor. The only thing lemon about this plum is the color as these are pretty low in the acidity department. The pit was pretty small, so more fruit for your money. If you can find these I highly recommend that you don't pass them up.
Wow these look fantastic. I haven't ever tried one but would love to. I will keep my eye out and maybe I will get to soon.
Where did you get these? I live within driving distance of all the Nino's, and I put up plum jam every year. I'd love to make yellow jam!!
I bought them at Holiday Market in Canton. I have also seen them at Plum Market in Ann Arbor and Randazzo's in Westland. Their season is probably about over, so it might be hard to still find them. I hope you can score some.
I hope so too!!!
I actually live in Chile, and I first saw these plums here a year ago, January '12. I also did a web search, and it became clear that although the plums had been developed here, the danged gringos had been getting the total output for at least two years. I absolutely love them, and have been waiting for their return, which came this week. They must be growing more of them because this year, they were available at my local feria (open-air fruit and vegetable market) while last year I only saw them at Jumbo (a "jumbo" supermarket). Chilean fruit rules!