This is a yellow plum tree, it was here when we bought our home so I'm not sure what the proper name is. But to us it's the yellow plum tree. And I know it seems really early to talk about processing but these plums made great plum sauce and if you have a plum tree and you don't know what to do with all those plums then plan ahead and try this out.
2 cups lightly packed brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup cider vinegar
3/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 tbsp finely chopped seed green chili pepper, like a jalapeno or Anaheim or poblano
3 tbs mustard seeds
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tbsp finely chopped ginger root
10cups finely chopped pitted plums
1. In a large stainless steel saucepan combine all the ingredients except the plums and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Add plums and return to a boil. Reduce heat and boil gently, stirring occasionally, until thick and syrupy, about 1 3/4 hours.
2. Meanwhile prepare canner, jars and lids. If you need more information please click here.
3. Ladle hot sauce into hot jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Remove air bubble and adjust headspace, if needed, by adding more sauce. Wipe rim, place lid on jar and screw bank to fingertip tight.
4. Place jars in canner, ensuring they are completely covered with water and bring to a boil. Process for 20 minutes. Remove lid and wait 5 minutes, remove jars, cool and store.