Giving up on plums?
I was pretty optimistic about my Japanese plums this year. Even when they were hit with a yet-to-be-determined larval pest, most of the fruits weren't affected.
Now, as the Beauty plums turn ripe, the fruits are splitting open, inviting Japanese beetles, wasps and rot. I'm throwing away 10 for every edible fruit. Fruits not yet ripe are showing signs of interior rot, despite my having sprayed twice earlier with propiconazol.
Thinking all this isn't worth it.
Only solution I can think of is picking before fruits turn fully colored, letting them ripen off the tree.