Damson Plum Jam?

joybells2, Mar 5, 10:11pm
I have my damson plums picked off our tree and usually make plum sauce with them, but thought I might make jam with them this time. Has anyone made jam with them and were they okay?

laspaz, Mar 5, 10:25pm
I made jam with damson and black doris mixed last year and it was the best jam yet. Very very good.

village.green, Mar 5, 11:00pm
Yes we have just harvested our tree got about 20kg off it (not very big) and have frozen the fruit until such time we can deal with it. (have given lots away too).
Last year and year before we made damson jam and very good as it's a nice tart plum with good pectin.

village.green, Mar 5, 11:01pm
Pretty sure damsons are not really an eating plum as can be quite tart.

joybells2, Mar 6, 12:52am
Yes they are quite tart so that's why we usually make plum sauce with them, will try jam tho for a change. My son actually eats them off the tree. Thanks everyone.

cleggyboy, Mar 6, 1:18am
I would try the new jam setting sugar that Chelsea puts out now.

yjeva, Mar 6, 1:19am
They are the best plums for making jam.

griffo4, Mar 6, 3:22am
l have been picking mine and will make jam it is the nicest jam and the jam sets easily with ordinary sugar

joybells2, Mar 6, 4:45am
Yes I usually use ordinary sugar with no problems, usually add a little lemon juice or apple and it sets okay.

julie55, Mar 6, 5:54am
I have been donated over 80kgs of damsons this year for my charity and damson jam is a popular seller at fundraisers, I pulp the fruit down to sieve out the stones, then weigh cup for cup fruit and white sugar. A popular variation is to put in a star anise or two for an interesting background flavour. I cannot get enough damsons for the damson vodka and gin makers as well!

village.green, Mar 6, 10:18am
ooh yum, we've made damson vodka for the last two years and I must say it is very very nice. Only problem is you are supposed to leave it for at least 18 months before drinking!

nzhel, Mar 6, 11:08am
Damson jam is a favorite in our family. As others have said they aren't really an eating plum but make fabulous flavoured jam.

whitehead., Mar 6, 9:06pm
dont forget to feed your tree and give it water so you will have fruit next year

joybells2, Mar 8, 3:44am
All made and looks good and tastes good I am told lol

sarahb5, Jan 8, 12:56am
My nan used to make damson jam every year - delicious

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