Pluot? What on earth, might you ask, is a pluot? I was wondering the same thing myself when I saw the pile of these guys at Giant Eagle, so I decided to pick a few up. Of course, the brain trust working the produce department had a sign up that said, "Plouts", so I walked around all day saying plout. It wasn’t until I got home later that I found it is actually spelled pluot. While I do think plout would have been a better name, it is what it is.
A pluot is actually a magic super hybrid fruit that was created by crossing a plum and an apricot. Based on the Wikipedia entry for pluots, the group I purchased appears to be of the flavor jewel variety with red blushing on yellow skin with yellow flesh.
My pluots tasted exactly like a plum with a touch more sweetness. There was none of this fancy "super sweetness" that is talked about so much with these, but not knowing what they were may have caused me to grab a few that weren’t to the peak of ripeness. These pluots were certainly nothing special, but some of the varieties with the red flesh look interesting.
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