Plums can be grown in central and southern Illinois, but cannot handle the colder northern winters.
Plums are a very good source of vitamin C, and contain potassium for heart health! They are also fat and sodium (salt) free.
Choosing and Storing Plums
Look for plums with firm and smooth skin, avoid those with bruises, soft spots, or cuts. Store ripe plums in the refrigerator and unripe plums in a paper bag at room temperature until plums reach desired ripeness.