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LEMON PLUMS

LEMON PLUMS

Item #: 16204

Pack Size: Double-Layer

Origin: Chile

What is a Lemon Plum?

Lemon Plums are a small variety of plums grown in Chile. Their exterior resembles a lemon, both in shape and color, but the interior¬†eats just like a plum with a slight lemon-y aftertaste. The crisp, firm texture will become slightly softer as it ripens. The tip of the fruit will begin to deepen into a magenta/red as it ripens. Because of this, they’ve earned the name “Chameleon Plum”. After being picked, the ripening time is unusually long, somewhere between 250-300 hours, so we suggest keeping them out for awhile before enjoying!

History and Background

The first lemon plum was harvested in Israel, but has since been primarily cultivated and exported by Chile. It was first seen in the America in the early 2000s and has since become very popular. Lemon Plums are only available between now and early spring.

Nutrition

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Potassium
  • Calcium
  • Phosphate
  • Dietary Fiber

Applications

  • out-of-hand
  • baked in tarts and cakes
  • sliced into salads or cheese boards
  • mixed into smoothies