- The Italian Prune is a firm-to-slightly soft fruit with a smooth, dark skin and a freestone pit. They're juicy, jammy and rich in antioxidants and fiber. Red Jacket Orchards' plums are particularly special because they tree-ripen their fruit for richer flavor you'll find in your average store-bought plum. Farmer Brian Nicholson tells us that these purple European-style plums grow especially well in upstate New York's cool climate.
Plan ahead! Our plums arrive firm. They'll soften in 3-5 days at room temperature, or you can speed up the process by storing them in a paper bag. When your plums yield to gentle pressure, they're ready.