Plums ripen to sweet perfection in mid to late summer. The numerous varieties come in a range of sizes, shapes, and colours, from tiny golden mirabelles to tender greengages and bloomy-skinned red and purple varieties. Enjoy them just as they are or bake them into pies, cakes, and tarts. Don't miss out on trying them in savory dishes, too. Try vegetable soup with plums or a spicy chutney, and see how well this sweet fruit pairs with spice.