3lb 6oz wild plums
Instructions - Read a number of jam instructions because they vary.
The way to find the best method is really just to have a go yourself.
This batch actually turned out a little bit too sweet because we followed
a recipe for sugar amounts, so my tip would be to pour in the sugar bit by
bit and taste as you do. Your fruit will vary in ripeness and sweetness.
Plums are forgiving and easier to make jam from than other fruits. Pick
your own wild plums from your local hedgerow. There is an area in my town
(not telling) where there are 5 or 6 different species all next to each other.
The great thing about them is that they ripen at different times, so we can
keep picking cherry plums, green gages, green egg plums, mirabelles,
bullaces, damsons (don’t ask which are which!) collectively known as wild
plum type things throughout the summer. There are also sloes, which are
Coming up, sloe gin, plum sauce, plum ketchup, plum pudding, plums on their