Plum Facts for Kids
What am I?
I’m an ancient stone fruit. My color can be yellow, green, red, and dark purple. Sometimes I’m shaped like an egg and other times I’m shaped like a ball.
Needless to say, I come in more varieties than you probably knew. Each part of the world grows different varieties.
Where I grow
I grow on every continent except Antarctica! That means I’m the second most cultivated (planted and grown) fruit in the world.
I grow on trees in areas with mild temperature. My tree blossoms in the spring, is pollinated, and then the fruit starts to grow!
After I'm picked
I’m ready to pick off the tree when I smell sweet and my color is right.
I can be dried (then I’m called a prune), cooked, pickled, made into juice or jam, or eaten fresh!
Did you guess... Plums
That's right! Plums are sweet stone fruits. Stone means it has a pit inside, so be careful when you eat it. Did you know apricots and plums can be combined to make a new fruit?
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