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Pluots are a complex hybrid of a plum and an apricot, hence a pluot. This relatively new fruit was developed in the late 1980s and early 1990s by Floyd Zaiger and Zaiger Genetics in Modesto, California. The pluot is much sweeter than either the plum or apricot from which it is derived. With a season that runs from approximately the beginning of May to the end of September, there are currently over 50 different varieties of pluots available. This smooth-skinned fruit as similar in size to a plum and varies greatly in appearance. The skin color can range from black to red to green and can be solid or speckled. Likewise, the flesh can vary from white to red in color. These varieties have some very interesting names like Mango Tango, Flavor Grenade, Dinosaur Egg™ and Yummy Giant and Dapple Dandy.
When you are purchasing pluots, look for fruit that is plump, firm and full-color. Avoid fruit that is green (unless it is a green variety). The skin should be free of punctures from stems and major blemishes.
There isn’t an official nutritional breakdown for pluots; however, they are similar to both plums and apricots. One medium size pluot contains about 80 calories, 19 carbohydrates, and no fat, sodium or cholesterol. Like plums and apricots, they are a good source of vitamins A and C as well as dietary fiber.