Freezing Plums

Freezing is a common method of preserving excess fruit and vegetables. So if you have an abundance of plums from your garden or found a great sale at the market consider freezing some for later use. This is a page about freezing plums.


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August 28, 2012

To prevent plums from turning brown I've read that you can wash them in a solution of water and lemon juice. True or false? Does it work and what's the amount you use of each, water:lemon juice?



August 29, 20120 found this helpful

You can use about a teaspoon of lemon juice added the the plums that you are preparing to can. Not sure about the ratio for a water lemon wash.

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September 20, 20190 found this helpful

My mom just squeezed a lemon on the cut plums and froze them

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August 18, 2015

Can you freeze plums and how do you do it?


October 5, 20171 found this helpful

It is not hard to freeze plums

  1. You will need to cut the plums up in bite size pieces and remove the seed from the middle.
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  3. Put them in a freezer zip lock storage bag and date on the bag.
  4. When you remove the bag you can make plum jam or eat the plums again.
  5. I wouldn't keep them in the freezer longer than 6 months.
  6. You can also use the vacuum seal bags to freeze the plums in.
  7. No matter how you cut them up it is best to remove the seed in the middle before freezing them.
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July 24, 2010

How do I freeze fresh plums?

By GreenEyes


July 24, 20100 found this helpful

According to an old Farm Journal cookbook I have, plums are better canned for dessert than frozen however here ya go:
Wash and cut the plums in half, removing the pits or leave whole. Pack in syrup made with 3 cups sugar to 1 qt. water or pack dry. Remove as much of the air as possible and freeze.


Note: packing dry without syrup works well if you are planning on making jam from the plums (otherwise they get a little mushy when thawed).

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September 13, 2011

Can you freeze plums?

By Audrey

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August 28, 2011

If I use apple juice to freeze the plums, will they taste OK later when I want to make jams?

By Sheri

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August 22, 2011

Can I freeze Victoria plums?

By Janette

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July 24, 2010

Can you freeze fresh plums? What is the best method? Can they be frozen with the skin on and the pit inside?

By dolly from Marion, TX

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June 8, 2010

Can I freeze fresh plums?

Carmen from Fairfield, California


Freezing Fresh Plums

You can, but then you'll be learning to make jam and jelly. Quickly rinse the plums, put them on a cookie sheet with sides AND a silicone sheet and freeze, then bag. You'll be able to take them out individually if you wish.


good luck (07/15/2008)

By Laura Justice

Freezing Fresh Plums

I freeze them for later use. I wash, slice in half, remove the pit, put the halves in a freezer bag, a tablespoon of lemon juice, squish the bag to get lemon juice on the cut sides, add white grape juice or apple juice and squeeze out the air and freeze. They are good in baked goods, puddings and sauces. I also freeze peaches and cherries for later. (07/16/2008)

By scott E.

Freezing Fresh Plums

I froze them by just putting them in the bag and putting them in the freezer. They are a little mushy when you thaw them but good just to eat on a cold day, slightly frozen or to put into fruit salad or make a cobbler out of them. You can do almost anything with plums you can do with peaches. I also freeze peaches this way if I do not have time to peel them and slice them. (07/17/2008)


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