There’s a whole new reason to be excited for stone fruit season.
As we anxiously await the market arrival of plums and apricots, there’s a whole slew of other options to be on the lookout for. They seem relatively unassuming, masquerading as normal apricots, or normal plums, but their names suggest otherwise. That is, abnormality: pluots, apriums, plumcots, and apriplums are all hybrids, mash-ups of our summer favorites, the love children of stone fruits.
YumSugar gives us descriptions of their different flavor subtleties (Are pluots more apricot, less plum? Less plum, more apricot?), the family tree of their ancestor fruits, and whether or not they’re interchangeable with other stone fruits, as far as recipes go. They may all have their own flavor nuances, but according to YumSugar, the one thing they all have is an intense sweetness. In the world of summer fruits - preferably eaten outside on a sunny day - that’s good enough for us.
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