European Plums

Without a doubt the sweetest of all the temperate fruits, the European plums include gages, prunes, mirabelles and tart fruits used only for cooking: damsons, bullaces and sloes. All are more or less freestone, fleshy, firm and never watery. The gages are particularly renowned dessert fruits with a characteristic flavor resembling the best apricots, but are now little known or grown on this country. Rarely self fertile, plant two for proper pollination.