Tried a Pluot (228/366)

“There may be Peace without Joy, and Joy without Peace, but the two combined make Happiness.”
~ John Buchan


pluot is a cross between a plum and an apricot, with more plum characteristics than apricot.  I had heard of these “pluots” before, but never really cared to try them.  To be honest, I thought the name and maybe concept sounded kinda funny.  Like the “Labradoodle” or the “Cockapoo” … really?!  I mean, I understand – crossbreeding brings characteristics of two different things into one (hopefully even better) result, and those two breed combinations make for adorable dogs … but couldn’t you just eat either a plum or an apricot?  Anyway, since we joined Full Circle’s produce delivery program, we’re able to enjoy what’s fresh and in season, and right now, it’s pluots.  What a great excuse to finally try one.  And like I learned when trying a kumquat, or frozen grapes, or finding the best sushi I’ve ever had in my life in MEXICO for the first time this year, you have to try something before you can fall in love with it.

On the outside, these pluots look pretty much like plums except for their beautiful color (most plums I see are a deep purple – not that those aren’t beautiful – just that these really were lovely and different).

And when you cut into them, they were even more beautiful inside!  Look at that!  Not only is the outside skin that deep, rich red with golden flecks – inside, the flesh is just an absolutely gorgeous, jewel-like, ruby hue!

And the flavor.  Spectacular.  I like plums because they’re tart, but sometimes they can be too tart, and they’re actually just sour.  And I never really cared for apricots much, but I wasn’t sure why – maybe they were too sweet?  Or maybe it’s because I usually associate apricots with dried ones, which are definitely too sweet for me.  Together, the sweetness of the apricot and the tartness of the plum combine so wonderfully.  When I tried one, I was SO glad we had several more.

Again, like I said above, these pluots are in season right now, so that might be another reason these were just so outstanding – but I’m so glad these were the first pluots I’d ever tasted – they were just magical.  If you haven’t tried a pluot yet, you really should.  Try to get them at a farmers’ market or at least at a place where you know the produce is good.  These may just become your favorite fruit.


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2 Responses to “Tried a Pluot (228/366)”
  1. Ying says:

    What do you get when you cross an elephant with a rhinoceros?

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