Black plums are a sweet fleshy fruit. They have a texture similar to a pear and an orange.
Check the color of the plum. It should be a deep purple, almost black. The fruit itself should give off a slightly sweet scent. Finally, when squeezed the plum should have a slight give. If they need to be stored you can put them in the crisper for up to five days.
Plums need to be washed but can be eaten from the hand. They do not need to be peeled. You can also make a variety of desserts with plums like pie, tarts, and pudding. If you want a sweet kick in the morning try cutting it up and eating it with yogurt and muesli.