You don't grow plums from the pits but you DO grow them from the seed. You probably want to start in the summer and pick fruit that is local to your area. Have fun tasting! Use seed from fully ripe fruit; avoid seeds from early maturing varieties. Let the pits dry for a few days and crack them open with a vise or hammer to harvest the seeds. You store them in the refrigerator in a closed container. A few months before your last frost, you'll want to start the sprouting process. Soak the seeds in room temperature water and put them into a jar of slightly moist potting soil. Close the jar and put them in the back corner of your fridge again. About a month before your last frost date, you can put the seedlings in the ground or in a pot.
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