Plums are one the most widely consumed fruits in the world. They have been cultivated for over 5,000 years and are grown on every continent other than Antarctica.
Plums are delicious, eaten fresh but are also at the heart of many beautiful dishes. One thing that you may have noticed is that recipes involving plums generally list them by weight. This is all well and good but begs the questions, how much does a plum weigh, and how many plums are in a pound or kg.
In this article, we will attempt to answer:
- How Many Plums in a Pound?
- How Much Does a Plum Weigh?
- How Many Plums in a kg?
- How Many Italian Plums in a Pound?
Let’s dive right in
So How Many Plums are in a Pound?
How many plums are in a pound is a difficult question to answer. “Owen T” and “John W” Plums can measure 3 inches across and weigh half a pound each. Other varieties like Cherry Plums are small and can weigh a fraction of an ounce. This is quite a size range.
According to the latest edition of ‘Larousse Gastronomique,’ 1 pound (450g) of fresh Plums equals nine small, six medium, or five large plums and should yield 2 1/2 – 3 cups of plums pitted and chopped.
How Much Does a Plum Weigh?
Plums can weigh as much as eight ounces or as little as a few grams depending on the variety. According to the Michigan Plum Growers Advisory Group, the average plum grown in the United States is just over 2.5 inches across and weighs 2.66 ounces.
How Many Plums in a kg?
Using the best available information and a little math skill, we find there will be approximately:
- 20 Small Plums
- 13 Medium Plums
- 11 Large Plums
In one kilogram of plums.
How Many Italian Plums in a Pound?
Italian plums are about the size of large strawberries and have an average weight of 2.3 ounces. This means it would take about 7 Italian Plums to make a pound.