Blackjack plums have a midnight black exterior contrasted by pale golden flesh that is kissed by crimson. These plums have a small pit that separates easily with a firm and juicy interior. The skin is refreshingly tart with a sweet-tart flesh to match. Blackjack plums are excellent on their own but are particularly good for cooking as their texture and flavor brings contrast to many dishes.
Uses: Plums are delicious on their own raw or used as a topping for desserts such as tarts and pies. These plums make extraordinary syrups, jams, or compotes.
Plums also make surprisingly good pickles. Try steeping sliced plums in 2:3 parts rice vinegar to sugar with salt, star anise, a ginger, and cinnamon for at least 3 days.