Cherry Plums are a petite and uniquely-flavored plum. They are about half the size of a regular plum with an attractive dark ruby over a peach-yellow skin. The interior fruit is also laced with the same cherry and gold coloring.
The flavor is sweet-tart; the sweetness of cherry balanced quickly by the plum's natural astringency. This variety's unique flavor is best appreciated when made into preserves, incorporated into pastries and pies or simmered into a savory sauce paired with roast chicken or duck. A seasonal ingredient available for just a few weeks.