Welcome to stone fruit hybrid season! Today, we are introducing pluots, plumcots, and apriums, to name a few. Tune in to learn their history and how to tell them apart!
More than a century ago, Luther Burbank crossed a plum and an apricot to create the plumcot. In the 1980s, Floyd Zaiger also experimented with crossing plums and apricots and created the pluot (which has more plum genes), then he released the aprium soon after (which has more apricot genes). Pluots are more vibrant with a tart and sweet flavor, while Apriums are known for their tangy deliciousness.