( Courtesy Oppy )

The season for The Oppenheimer Group’s Blue Goose plum brand has started.

The Blue Goose brand, which is actually four sub-varieties, starts with an early Italian prune plum that Oppy began packing in early August. That’s followed by late Italian prune plums in mid-August, and Empress and President varieties that ship late August to mid-September, according to Oppy.

The plums are sweet with tangy undertones and have dense flesh and a pit that is easy to remove, according to a news release. They are ideal for snacking, baking and preserving.

“The health benefits of the micro-nutrient rich prune plums, combined with their deliciously sweet flavor, means they have an enthusiastic following every summer and give retailers a welcome color break from the usual products on display,” Jon Bailey, sales manager, said in the release.

The plums are available in high-graphic pouch bags, and bulk volume-fill boxes of varying weights, including 30 pounds for early and late Italian varieties, and 28 pounds for Empress and President varieties.

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