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Sweet, tart plums are the perfect fruit for summer, with 8 recipes
Sweet, tart plums are the perfect fruit for summer, with 8 recipes

While so much of the produce department seems headed toward more standardization and less variety, plums are a riot. Not only are there traditional varieties spanning the gamut of skin and flesh color – pale green to dark purple skin, pale gold to deep crimson flesh – but now there are the increasingly popular plum-apricot crosses, called Pluots or apriums, depending on the specifics of their heritage. But if you ask real fruit fans about plums, the first name you’ll probably hear is the Santa Rosa. This is an antique variety that somehow has managed to avoid being tossed to the curb. It’s nowhere near as plentiful as it once was, but it can still be found quite readily at most farmers...

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