Tuesday, August 7, 2007


This weekend I was given a bag of pluots as a gift. They are so addicting and delicious. So here is a little educational blurb on a yummy summer fruit.

A pluot (pl├╝-ot) is a tradename for a fruit developed in the late 20th century by Floyd Zaiger. It is a complex cross hybrid of plum and apricot, being ¾ plum and ¼ apricot in parentage.

The fruit's exterior fairly closely resembles a plum's. Pluots are noted for their sweetness (due to a very high sugar content) and for their intense flavor. They are also very, very juicy and their skin is less bitter than plum skin. Pluots are also rich in vitamin A. The season for California pluots extends from May through October, with the peak in July and August.

Mr. Zaiger is currently trying to develop a Peacotum, a peach, apricot, plum hybrid. It's like a smoothie in a fruit! I wonder how it would taste with bacon?

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