Plum season heralds the transition from late summer to autumn. The plump stone fruits usually have a gentle sweetness and juicy but firm flesh which makes them a versatile addition to cakes and puds, as well as savoury dishes.
Plums are at their best from August to October. You’ll find them in different sizes and colours – yellow, red, deep purple – and varying degrees of tartness, so it’s worth growing (or sampling) a few varieties to discover which you like best. Plums are often on offer in the supermarket at this time of year, so pick up a few punnets and take a look through our best-ever plum recipes.