General Information: The Flavor Queen Pluot® is a large light-green to yellow, very juicy fruit. The pluot (plu-ot) is a tradename for a fruit developed in the late 20th century by Floyd Zaiger. In the United States, the fruit is known by most regulatory agencies as an interspecific plum. Pluots are complex hybrid fruits that are part plum and part apricot in heritage. These fruits are grown in parts of Washington and California. Pluots have a majority of plum parentage and therefore, have smooth skin like plums. The pluot is often confused with the aprium which is another plum and apricot hybrid with mostly apricot heritage. Like apricots, apriums have slightly fuzzy skin. Pluots and apriums are known for their sweetness and flavor; the sugar content of these fruits is much higher than that of a plum or apricot alone.
Pluot® and Aprium® are registered trademarks of Zaiger Genetics, Modesto, California