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Plum jam

The main Santa Rosa plum tree is now stripped apart from a very few plums that are still hard and don’t come away in my hand.

A basket-load that I could scarcely carry has barely made a dent in the crop of Dragon’s Blood plums.

We’ve made 2 lots of jam, one with each sort of plum.

The taste is different – Dragon’s Blood is fresh and tart like blackberry and apple jam, while Santa Rosa tastes like the ripe plum itself.

The colour is also very different.

On the left: Dragon’s blood. On the right: Santa Rosa

Clive is a glutton for punishment, thank goodness. When I told him there are 7 more plum trees with fruit (admittedly less of it) yet to ripen, he was pleased!

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