Pluots, relative newcomers to the spectacular lineup of summer fruits, are among the most tantalizing, yet difficult to identify--because each of the many plum-apricot hybrids, from pluots and plumcots
to apriums and apriplums, include dozens of varieties that are both similar and unique.
, a cross between a plum and an apricot, have been recorded for centuries as a natural occurrence, but it was famous pomologist Luther Burbank who first hybridized them and gave them their strange-sounding name.
are a hybrid cross between a plum and an apricot.
Found the office sampling a delicious new fruit called a plumcot
which Cassandra bought in Marks & Spencer.
Last year I tasted a new-to-me plum called a plumcot
The Pluot, Plumcot
and Aprium are well known hybrids of plums and apricots.
Plum Parfait' plumcot
tooks like an apricot but has a red blush on the skin and red flesh near the pit; it's slightly more tart.
Countries like Chile are also capturing attention and market share with flavorful cross-hybrids such as plumcots
, which he describes as 60 percent plum and 40 percent apricot.
As a matter of fact, apricots and plums can hybridize with each other and produce fruit that are variously called pluots, plumcots
, or apriums.
Southern Belle is a promising late variety, There will also be more plucots and plumcots
Stone fruit such as peaches, plums, apricots, plumcots
, and cherries
He has developed many specialty agricultural products and received three patents on Plumcots
, Sno Diamond Peaches, and the Aaron G Cherry.
Harvesting of plumcots
, the stone fruit hybrid which is raising increasing interest among UK multiples, has begun in Chile in the San Felipe region, according to the Chilean Fresh Fruit Association, Europe, in its latest crop report.