Plums are my ethnobotany. I feel their goodness in me. They have sustained me for years. I have grown and preserved them in my gardens, devoured them! They grow plentifully in my ancestral home. I have been lucky to have been surrounded by plum trees.
Towards the end of summer, there would be plums everywhere in the house, waiting, oozing sweetness.
We are not passionate enough about fruit trees. We need to reclaim ownership and care for them more.
Currently reading about ethnobotany, lemons in Italy, who owns our fruit and who owns us.
Jay Rayner’s A Greedy Man in a Hungry World is recommended. We need to be proactive about our food chains!