Prunes and Plum Harvest

Plums, when mature, will generally come off the branch with a slight twist, leaving the stem (petiole) on the fruit. As plums ripen, the green coloration disappears from the background ground color, accompanied by softer flesh, and aromatic smell. Each plum has a characteristic color. Purple varieties as they ripen change from green to greenish-blue, then to dark blue or purple.