General Information: Pluot® and Aprium® interspecific hybrids are complex crosses of plum and apricot. Unlike plumcots, which are simple plum x apricot crosses, Pluot® and Aprium® interspecifics were developed by the Zaigers through intricate hybridizing, requiring several generations of crosses to create these new fruits.
Pluot® interspecifics have predominantly plum parentage and smooth skins like plums. The complex, intense flavor of Pluot® and Aprium® is unique to interspecifics, much like a blend of fruit juices where the mixture is an improvement over any of the separate ingredients. Additionally, the sugar content of our interspecifics is much higher than in any standard plum or apricot--yielding fruit of incomparable sweetness.
* Pluot® and Aprium® are registered trademarks of Zaiger Genetics, Modesto, California