The biggest producer in America is California, where you can get this fruit from May to November. If you want to see when is the plum season in your state, you can have a look at the following chart.
|State||Plums in season|
|Alabama||July till August|
|Arizona||June till August|
|Arkansas||June till August|
|California||May till November|
|Colorado||June till mid-September|
|Connecticut||mid-July till September|
|Delaware||August till September|
|Florida||mid-May till mid-July|
|Georgia||July till August|
|Hawaii||mid-March till July|
|Idaho||August till September|
|Illinois||June till October|
|Indiana||mid-July till mid-August|
|Iowa||July till August|
|Kansas||mid-June till mid-November|
|Maryland||mid-July till mid-September|
|Massachusetts||August till September|
|Michigan||mid-August till mid-September|
|Minnesota||January till March and July till December|
|Mississippi||mid-May till July|
|Missouri||mid-June till October|
|Montana||July till August|
|Nebraska||July till August|
|Nevada||July till August|
|New Hampshire||mid-July till mid-August|
|New Jersey||July till August|
|New Mexico||July till September|
|New York||July till September|
|North Carolina||June till August|
|North Dakota||July till August|
|Ohio||July till mid-October|
|Oklahoma||May till July|
|Oregon||August till September|
|Pennsylvania||August till September|
|Rhode Island||August till mid-October|
|South Carolina||May till August|
|Tennessee||June till September|
|Texas||May till September|
|Utah||July till October|
|Vermont||August till September|
|Virginia||mid-July till September|
|Washington||August till September|
|West Virginia||July till August|
|Wisconsin||September till October|
|Wyoming||July till August|
Plums also form part of the stone fruit family. They are among the most prominent members, with more than 300 varieties. The most common species are European (Prune Plums) and Japanese varieties.
They are grown in California, the country’s largest producer of fruit on a commercial scale. California’s peak season is also a couple of months longer than the average season for most states.
When are plums in season?
For most states, the season lasts from June to August, while in California, it runs from May to November. Kansas also has a considerably long season, with the onset being mid-June and going on to mid-November.
Plums are excellent when they are in season. It is, therefore, the best time to spoil yourself with a couple of them.
In as much as they can be found in grocery stores all year round, most of the exceptional varieties and the sweetest ones can only be found in season.
Most of the plums found in stores when it is not their peak season are harvested before they ripened and stored under low temperatures to ripen slowly throughout the year. Unfortunately, that does not make the best of fruit.
Plums exist in various colors and shades, making it challenging to identify a ripe one using only color. However, the best plum to eat is usually without any blemishes or wrinkles. The fruit will also be slightly heavier than it looks, and the opposite end of the stem should get softer when pressure is applied gently.Look also at these fruits & vegetables: