From over 2,000 different varieties, we have selected our “Rainbow” plums. Because we have as many colourful varieties as there are colours of the rainbow. They are all very juicy, with intense aromatic, firm fruit flesh. The longer they are cared for by the sun, the sweeter all the fruits will be – which is why we harvest them as late as possible, but still in time to get them just right. One of the most popular fruits from the plum family is the damson. And, apart from the fact that many plant colours with valuable protective functions are hidden in their dark skins, they simply taste delicious all by themselves, as a compote and in the favourite plum cake of Erich – our SanLucar fruit expert.
Country of origin:
From spring to autumn, they are grown in Spain and Italy for SanLucar, in late summer, in Germany, too, because the climate and the soils are ideal here.
When stored in the vegetable compartment, they remain fresh for a period of about one week, they develop their full aroma at room temperature, where they last about two days.
Ripe plums are recognisable by the fact that they easily yield to gentle finger pressure.
Tips & special features:
Plums are low in calories and do not contain saturated fatty acids. Their dew-like white film on their skin is a natural protection. It prevents the fruits from drying out and is a sign of freshness. Externally, plums of the Damask variety differ through their pronounced fruit seam and their round shape. Plums, on the other hand, are rather elongated and have solid flesh that does not disintegrate when cooked or baked.
Plums were first mentioned in 479 BC in the writings and songs of Confucius, and held an important place as a food in Chinese culture. In the year 65 BC, Pompeius Magnus brought the plums into the orchards of Rome and under Alexander the Great, they eventually reached the Mediterranean region.
We have nurtured our protégés, cultivated them and made sure that they are well cared for even after the harvest – in the safe punnet.