All Plums share three common characteristics: thin skin, a single central pit and a succulent flesh when ripe. Colors vary depending on variety. Fruits can be deep purple, rose-hued, ruby red, green and gold. The shape of plums is generally rounded with a central groove running vertically to the fruit's stem end. flavours vary from sweet-tart to spicy and subacid. Flesh consistency can vary from tender firm to having a melting quality.
Plums are a good source of vitamins C, K, and A, copper, and dietary fiber. They are also a source of B-complex vitamins, including folate, potassium and the minerals manganese, magnesium, fluoride, phosphorus and iron.