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Monday, March 12, 2012

Plum (Erik) Turkish Plum




Today on Blue Monday I'm showing the "ERIK" plum......but really it's the beautiful  BLUE sheet covering the lil' table.


This plum came to mind because the season is starting for these plums in Turkey soon. This photo was taken in Izmir when I was there a couple of years ago. I love these lil' tart sweet plums. Last time my husband went over to Turkey he brought me a bag of them in his suitcase......I guess customs didn't spot them. I just pop them in my mouth like candy...in North America I've never seen them though except in a can...which is not the same taste to me. Anyone here I gave a taste of that plum there faces would squint and say WOW!!! that is sour.


Between the months of mid April and May these plums are available in the markets....or just about on any busy corner.  They have  a unique tart and sour taste, unlike other plums...it's quite hard and crunchy.


It is best tasted when consumed chilled and /or covered with salt......I have never eaten it that way. I'm not a salt fan and the thought of all that salt makes me shiver.....I can see the high blood pressure rising. It is so popular in Turkey that the fans can hardly wait for the season to start.

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18 comments:

  1. Hi, from a fellow Torontonian!!

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  2. they sound delicious....and its a great photo. J.

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    1. Thanks Janice.....they are one of those you like or no like.

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  3. Thanks for sharing your blue. I've never tasted these plums.

    Happy Blue Monday, Erica.

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    1. Congratuations on your Granddaughter's engagement.

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  4. I don't like them at all Erika. Too hard for me. My husband loves them. Most of the men here eat them with rakı.

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    1. Yes....mine loves them with Raki, by the time he brought me some he ate half on the plane. ;-( Said he was hungry.

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  5. Looks crunchy!

    One of my blue enty is at my Spice Up Your Life blog, come and take a peek. Have a great week!

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  6. They are AWFUL in my humble opinion! But my children love them and I can't understand why! They are sooooo sour - just unripe yet the folks here just love them. Too early yet though as we have had such a cold winter ... and it continues!

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    1. I know what you mean I had to acquire a taste.....took a few. i think I like the crunch.

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  7. Oh, I just love erik with a light sprinkling of salt. Wow, when I read your post, it made me realise how quickly a year has passed. It doesn't seem long since they were last out on the market.

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    1. Yes..the season for them is coming up soon. I've never tried them with salt though.

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  8. Oh, I bet these plums taste marvelous! I'm glad your husband was able to bring you home a few :)

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    1. Hi Lizzy...yes he did bring me some but ate half on the plane. Anything he brings me back he eats on the plane. ...said the flight was too long and he got bored. :-(

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  9. Interesting. Wish I could try it:)

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  10. These are available in pakistan too but only in the northern region

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