Its been a great season for Davidson Plums and the Autumn harvest is nearly over. If you’ve never tried this fantastic tart flavoured plum then you’re in for a treat.
They are actually quite an alien looking tree with clusters of fruit hanging off a long narrow trunk. Closely resembling the European plum with their reddish/purple colour, but really surprising the unsuspecting with their extremely tart flavour, they’re highly acidic!
From a health point of view they tick many boxes, over 100 times the Vitamin C content than oranges, they contain lutein for eye health, magnesium, zinc, calcium potassium and manganese.
This tart little plum might have plenty of attitude, but I have to admit they’re a personal favourite of mine and great to cook with. Davidson Plum jam on scones with cream is a total joy. They are perfect as a sauce with Kangaroo and can be used to create pies, cakes and pickles. If you want to substitute for your European plums then add a sweetener to taste. Try this great recipe for Davidson Plum sauce.