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Yummy Rosa® Plums
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The Yummy Rosa® plum is comparable to the Santa Rosa plum in most all regards, but lacks the bitterness at the stone and skin. Its smooth surface is speckled red and purple developing into a deep ruby when fully ripe. The interior flesh is red near the skin and yellow toward the stone. It is extremely juicy when ripe with relatively low acidity, offering candy-like flavors reminiscent of fruit punch and juicy fruit gum.
Yummy Rosa® plums are available in the summer.
The Yummy Rosa® plum is a variety of Prunus salicina that is considered by some to be the premium standard in the commercial plum industry. Its commercial name is a registered trademark name of Johnny Appleseed Holdings, Ltd., and traded by the Yummy Fruit Company in Hastings, New Zealand. The fruit was developed by Bradford Farms in Le Grand, California and modeled after its close relative the Santa Rosa plum. It is a stone fruit cultivar within the genus, Prunus, and is prized for its improved flavor, aroma, shape, disease resistance and long shelf-life.
Yummy Rosa® plums are an excellent source of vitamins A, C and K. Their deep purple skins are also a rich supply of antioxidants and dietary fiber.
Yummy Rosa® plums are appropriate for both sweet and savory dishes and may be eaten raw or cooked. They can be featured in desserts such as cakes, ice creams, tarts and pies, or made into silky compotes, jams and reductions. Complimentary flavors include vanilla, nutmeg, tropical fruits, chocolate, butter and citrus. Savory pairings include mild fresh cheeses such as chevre and ricotta, herbs such as arugula, chiles, fennel and basil, pulled and cured pork, lamb and crudo style seafood such as albacore and scallops. To store, refrigerate ripe fruit for up to one week.
The parentage of the Yummy Rosa® plum began in 1906 with Luther Burbank's work in Santa Rosa, CA. He created the Santa Rosa by hybridizing various Japanese varieties, and was able to introduce new plum cultivars that would thrive in the growing regions of California. Like its ancestor, the Yummy Rosa® plum thrives in climates where winter time temperatures are cool but not cold and the summer season is long, warm and dry.