Jesica Conrad/Master Gardener: What is that blob on my plum branch?
Plums are the most common stone fruit grown in our area. Stone fruits are characterized by a hard "pit" at the center and include peaches, almonds, cherries and apricots. It’s pretty tough to get stone fruits to grow here in northern Minnesota but there are several varieties that soldier on. This article is about two of the most common stone fruit diseases.