August 22, 2007 1:42 PM Subscribe
I have two fruit trees that seem to be ripening ...NOW. One is an apple tree and the other tree is a plum. I already know about making jam (which is what I'll probably do with the plums) and making apple butter/sauce. I have a few questions:
posted by deborah to Home & Garden (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
- What should I do with the fruit that isn't usable (bugs, birds, too ripe, etc.)? I have a compost bin. I doubt I can just chuck the whole fruit in there. I should at least pit the plums, right? Cut the fruit up into smaller bits? Any other disposal tips would be great.
- Can I clean and semi-process the fruit (skin, pit, slice up, etc.) and freeze the slices for later jamming and saucing? If I can do this, should I use heavy-duty freezer bags? Space is not a problem; I have a large deep freeze.
- Do y'all have any other ideas/recipes for plums and apples? Please share!
Please note: I'm not totally ignorant about canning, but it's been about 25 years since I canned anything except pickles.