Pluots are a cross between and plums and apricots. The pluot is a new fruit that was developed by Floyd Zaiger in the 1990s. There are several varieties of pluots with colors that range from pink to red. The pluot is sweeter than both of its parents, the plum and the apricot.
I saw these at Costco today. They were $8.49....they were SO very good! Like the sweetest plum ever but, tastier!
It's interesting that it's a plum/apricot hybrid. When I was a child growing up in the Nebraska countryside, we had two orchards. and a plum hedge. The apple orchard was large and untended but still yielded hundreds of good apples. The apricot orchard was very large too. My siblings and I remember sitting in the apricot trees feasting on them. Lots of folks aren't the apricot fans we are. I can say I really know what an apricot tastes like. And the pluot doesn't have an obvious apricot flavor. But, it's a delicious interesting flavor and the apricot must have something to do with that.