October Suns are a Japanese variety of plum that tastes strikingly like lemonade. They are crunchy and firm with a sweet-tang taste and fragrant citrus flavor. October Sun plums can be green or red depending on the date of harvest. Green plums are more tart and refreshing while red plums are sweeter and milder.
Uses: October Sun plums make for excellent jam and preserves due to their refreshing tartness. Cut plums in half and remove the pit before cutting them small dice. Cook over low heat with half the weight of plum in sugar for about 25 minutes or until soft and thickened.
The skin is particularly acidic and can be peeled for a sweeter eating experience.