A small round tree fruit this is a little larger than an apricot with a smooth skin. Plums come in a variety of colors that range from green, yellow, purple, red and black. Several varieties are dried to make prunes.
Hungry caterpillars make good children's stories as well as a fruity feature using apples, kiwis, clementines and cleverness—an easy dessert that's simple enough for small hands. —Kim Mordecai, Little Rock, Arkansas