It is still winter in south Alabama, but it sure seems like spring. It is 66 degrees, and this morning we had light showers. This is wonderful weather for southern gardeners, for we have been in a drought situation for the last three years. Hopefully this is our year back to normal rainfall. We have had rain most of the winter, and I believe that the shrubs, fruit trees and perennials will reward the gardener this year with plenty of blooms. The fruit trees usually bloom early, and one of our oldest trees has really put on a show. If every flower makes a plum, the tree will not be able to hold them up. We have had a tree, however, that had so many plums that my husband had to put braces under the heavy limbs to keep them from breaking...........That was a "bumber" crop.............. Jelly is so easy to make; just follow the directions in the Sure Jell box.
Eventhough this is a very pretty little plum tree, it does not grow as fast or have as many plums as the one with the white blooms. The plums on this tree are more tart and great to mix with the plums from the other trees when making jelly.