The Twister Fruit Picker®: California and Washington are the Top Plum Producing States

Did you know that one of the most common backyard fruit trees is the plum? They can be found in abundance in many states, but the top commercial producers of plums are California and Washington. The Fall 2017 Washington State Magazine has a great article about growing and cultivating plums. Plum trees are relatively disease free – the article suggests that plum trees might be a good substitute for cherries or apple trees, which tend to be more prone to disease and insect pests. Plums come in a variety of sizes and colors, but all types have relatively thin skin that can be bruised if not harvested gently. Old fashioned tools, such as baskets with handles, can tear and poke the skin. The best way to pick fruit is by twisting as you pull, which is easy if you are on a ladder. But, if you want a fruit picker that picks plums easily and quickly without a ladder, then you can buy The Twister Fruit Picker® at our Amazon store. Anyone can use it while comfortably standing on the ground as you harvest.

Once you have picked your plums with The Twister Fruit Picker®, they can be eaten fresh, canned, dehydrated or baked into a yummy dessert. No matter how you eat them they have a great nutritional value. They are a good source of vitamin BI, B2, B3 and B6. They also contain a number of minerals including potassium, magnesium, zinc and calcium. They are low in calories and supply dietary fiber.

Since plums are currently in season, we found a delicious Plum Buckle dessert on Allrecipes .com that we give five stars! You may not be making your holiday plum pudding right now, but this recipe is a great substitute. Served with vanilla ice cream, it is absolutely yummy! Step 1: harvest your plums with The Twister Fruit Picker. Step 2: bake them into your delicious dessert.

Happy Picking!