How to Ripen Elephant Heart Plums?
I am hoping some of you can help with this problem. We have a small elephant heart plum tree (actually it is a wild plum with elephant heart plums growing on it because it was grafted). Anyway, it is bearing lots of plums. The problem is that each year the bluejays, raccoons, & other critters get 90% of the plums - I think they know to the minute when they are ripe. So, my question is: can these plums be picked before they are ripe and then ripened in my kitchen, like tomatoes, or not? If yes, what is the best method? Thanks very much for your help - sorry I am so ignorant.