Pluots

Have you ever eaten a pluot?

A pluot is a mix between a plum and an apricot. There are quite a few different varieties and may also be called plumcots, apriums or apriplums.

pluot trees, plums, apricots, pluotsI have a friend who has two pluot trees. One has fruit that is a more like a plum and the other is more like an apricot. I like the one that is more like an apricot better.

Pluots, plum, apricot, smooth skin apricotThe red plum like variety ripened earlier and I was out of the country when they were available. However, I was lucky to get some of the ones that are more like apricots.

Plum, Apricot, fruit, varietyHere you can see that it looks a bit like a smooth skin apricot.

pluots, apricots, plums, orchards, stone fruitThe flesh of this pluot is more like a plum than an apricot. They are nice and juicy and have a wonderful taste.

organic waste, pluot stone, pistacio shellsHere you can see a couple of the stones in my organic waste bowl. You can tell that I have also been eating some pistachios. These pluots are not free stone and it is not easy to clean all the flesh off of the stone.

I have just a few left, but must eat them in the next few days as they will spoil soon if I don’t.

Steven

 

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