Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Last night we put up 1.5 gallons of quite nice yellow plum jam- from 'La Crescent'. For some reason this year these plums were outstanding- usually something goes wrong which I've assumed to be cucurlios (sp?), but this year either the winter killed them or because I do no spraying populations of natural predators reduced their population. I'm just afraid that the tree will now die- it's been there 21 years which is elderly for a plum. I still have elderberries to harvest 9not quite ripe yet) and Dolgo crabapples which I'm hoping to use with the elderberries. Alos, the Aronias are coming on and the Schizandra., Tonight we're making more pickles.