Plums are historically one of the most common fruits eaten around the world. Although less common today, they are still a familiar fruit to most people.
They’re obviously a fruit, not a vegetable. They’re sweet and maybe a little sour. They grow on trees and have a short shelf life. They’re eaten raw, dried into plums, or made into fruit preserves.
Plums are botanically drupes, meaning they have a hard pit in the middle of them. While this shouldn’t matter to you, it may come as a surprise since many plums in America are pitless, meaning they don’t have drupes’ distinguishing stone in the middle.