This technique for pitting plums from Spring Warren, author of The Quarter-Acre Farm, will come in handy when you need plums for pies, chutneys, tarts, or just eating!
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This is the fastest way to pit a plum. Slice along the diameter of the plum. Twist. You take the piece with the pit. Slice it again around the circumference. Twist. One more cut. One more twist and there you go, a plum pitted in about eight seconds. This is a great time saver if you have a lot of plums to pit for chutney or a tart.