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Best ways to store and use Plums

What is the best storage for plums? Can you freeze plums? How long do plums last in the fridge? We have answers to all of these food-saving questions and storage tips:

Best Storage

The fridge is the best place to store plums.
They ripen very quickly if stored on the countertop.

Ensure your fridge is set between 0 and 4° C.

Can I Freeze It?


Cut plums in half or into slices and freeze on a tray before transferring the frozen pieces into a reusable freezer bag. You can also stew them with some fruit juice to make a pie filling and freeze that.
A quick way to remove the skin from plums before freezing is to blanch the fruit briefly in boiling water and immediately cool it in a cold water bath. The skins should rub off easily.

Fresher For Longer

Store plums at room temperature to ripen, checking them frequently as they are extremely perishable. A ripe fruit will yield when pressed gently. Once ripe, store the plums in the fridge to extend their shelf life for a couple more days.

Use It Up

Add slices of plum to a salad of bitter greens, salty cheese and pungent olives.

Did You Know?

Plums, once canned, can last for a long time. They can be used as toppings or as pie fillings.
You can prevent plums from darkening by dipping them in a 1:4 solution of lemon juice and water (i.e., one tablespoon of lemon juice in four tablespoons (or ¼ cup) of water).