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Marianne Lipanovich added this to How to Grow Your Own Juicy Plums
Harvest: Perfectly ripe plums are the ideal. Ripe plums are slightly soft, with a skin that has completely turned its final color (a challenge to determine on green plums, admittedly). Twist slightly to remove the fruit; if it doesn’t come off with no problem, leave it for a day or so. You can pick Japanese plums and those really late-ripening varieties when they’re still slightly firm and allow them to ripen off the tree. If you’re not quite sure of ripeness, this will prevent them from becoming overripe and lessen fallen fruit. Once ripe, Japanese plums don’t do well if left on the tree. European plums, on the other hand, do need to ripen completely on the tree, but they will be fine if left in place for a longer period of time after ripening.How to grow other fruit trees