[NAFEX] ripening plums

derry&bill wchase at interchange.ubc.ca
Thu Aug 5 13:07:05 EDT 2004


I know that apples and pears continue to ripen after picking, strawberries and
raspberries do not.

Do plums and peaches ripen after picking? Or do they just soften up?

I picked some Beauty plums last week that were 80% coloured-up and I can't see any
change in the colouring this week.

Blueberries do colour-up after picking, usually within a couple of days at room
temperature.

One reason I ask is that we are expecting some rain after a couple of months
without rain. This may cause the nearly ripe plums to split. If I knew they
ripened after picking, I'd pick them just before the rain starts.

Derry
South Coastal B.C.

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