BOSTON (CBS) – There’s nothing more delicious than juicy plum on a hot day.

Plums taste especially good when they’re picked fresh from the tree.

But whether you’re picking your plums from a tree or the grocery store, our Fresh Grocer Tony Tantillo has tips on how to choose the best one.

Tony suggests when selecting plums, you look for plums that show good color for their variety with a slight firmness, but plums with a little give to the touch are fine too.

WBZ-TV’s Fresh Grocer Tony Tantillo reports

Avoid plums that are hard or very soft to the touch, poorly colored or if their skin shows any shriveling, bruises or breaks.

Plums are best picked mature but not fully ripe.

For ideas on how to store and prepare plums, check out the Fresh Grocer’s website.

You can watch the Fresh Grocer weekdays at noon on WBZ-TV.

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