An eruption of color will arrive in the first few weeks of 2023 with lemon plums brought to market by Oppy.
Representing the largest slice of lemon plum crop brought to North America, Oppy is starting off the plum season with this specialty item the first week of February through mid-March. Limited volumes will arrive on the east coast for a select niche market.
Lemon plums will be available from the first week of February through mid-March.
“Many still call it the volcano plum because it looks like lava is pouring down its sides when the red coloring starts to present itself,” said sales manager Carl Immenhausen. “Their skin blushes as they ripen, so there is no guesswork about when to eat them.”
Named for their harvest color, not their flavor, lemon plums are tear-drop shaped, sweet-tasting and juicy.
“It’s a fun and different variety to bring home. Consumers love watching it change color from yellow to red and enjoy a unique summertime flavor during the winter months,” said Immenhausen.
Packed in a high-graphic one-pound pouch bag, the pack includes a ripening process chart to help educate and excite shoppers to try this unique piece of fruit.