December 13, 2022

Oppy to erupt “volcano plum” in new year

Bringing the lemon plum to North America for a decade, fresh crop set to arrive February

An eruption of color will arrive in the first few weeks of 2023 with lemon plums brought to market by the leading grower, marketer and distributor of fresh produce from around the world for the tenth season.

Representing the largest slice of lemon plum crop brought to North America, Oppy is starting off the plum season with this specialty item the first week of February through mid-March. Limited volumes will arrive on the east coast for a select niche market.

“Many still call it the volcano plum because it looks like lava is pouring down its sides when the red coloring starts to present itself,” said Sales Manager Carl Immenhausen. “Their skin blushes as they ripen, so there is no guesswork about when to eat them.”

Named for their harvest color, not their flavor, lemon plums are tear-drop shaped, sweet-tasting and juicy.

“It’s a fun and different variety to bring home. Consumers love watching it change color from yellow to red, and enjoying a unique summertime flavor during the winter months,” shared Immenhausen.

Packed in a high-graphic one-pound pouch bag, the pack includes a ripening process chart to help educate and excite shoppers to try this unique piece of fruit.

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