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This item was last sold on : 09/20/14
Pluot is the registered trademark name given to a stonefruit that was developed by Floyd Zaiger of Zaiger Genetics in 1989. Zaiger developed the original pluot from plum and apricot lineage. Zaiger develops all of his hybrid fruits by hand pollination versus genetic modification. The attention and care taken to create a pluot from parent varieties is painstakingly precise. Floyd Zaiger created the original pluots under extreme temperature control, transferring pollen from one fruit to the next with a tweezers. There are dozens of pluot cultivars that range in sugar content, color and rate of maturity. Common marketing names include Dapple, Hand grenade, Flavor Fall, the Dinosaur Egg and the supreme variety, Flavor King.
Pluots have the initial appearance of a mottled plum. Their colorings range from red-skinned and pale amber-skinned to ruby-fleshed and blazing gold fleshed. The skin is taut and thin, clinging tightly to the fruit's flesh. Their skin breaths and excretes a film or coating that sits as a residue on the fruit. Most pluot varieties are extremely sweet, often spicy, low-acid fruits with a juicy, chin-dripping tender firm flesh, qualities that the fruit was developed to achieve. When multiple variates of pluots are planted in the same orchard scattered pollination between trees will occur, often times this imparts an enriched flavor to the fruits.
Pluots, like other stonefruit, are best enjoyed fresh at their peak of ripeness. They may also be baked, roasted, sauteed, pureed or cooked for jams, compotes, ice creams and reductions. Complimentary flavors are vanilla, nutmeg, tropical fruits, chocolate, citrus, basil and chiles. Other favorable pairings include pork, lamb, grilled shellfish and crudo-style seafood. To store, let ripen at room temperature and store in refrigerator for up to one week.
Pluots are the result of grafting apricot and plumcot trees onto plum tree rootstock. They are not the first ever plum-apricot hybrid to be developed; that distinction is held by the plumcot, a 50/50 blend of plum and apricot. The ratio of hybridization in pluots, though is, by definition, 75% plum and 25% apricot, though it could vary, but the rule of thumb is more plum than apricot. The result is a fruit which draws on the best qualities of its parents to create a new fruit perhaps better than its origins - much like technology, improving upon its previous carnation. Pluots evolved out of the intention to improve the plum's status within the stone fruit industry. Like most stone fruits, pluots thrive in regions such as the San Joaquin Valley and the eastern Mediterranean coast, where winter time temperatures are cool but not cold and the summer season is long, warm and dry.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Alchemy Restaurant||San Diego CA||619-255-0616|
|The Pearl Hotel||San Diego CA||877-732-7573|
|VIP||San Diego CA||619-295-3173|
|Cueva Bar||San Diego CA||619-269-6612|
|Harney Sushi Oceanside||Oceanside CA||760-967-1820|
|Tom Hams Light House||San Diego CA||619-291-9110|
|Art Institute of San Diego||San Diego CA||858-598-1200|
|Pacific Coast Grill||Solana Beach CA||858-794-4632|
|Tapenade||San Diego CA||858-551-7500|
|Churchill's Pub and Grille||San Marcos CA||760-471-8773|
|Great Maple||San Diego CA||619-255-2282|
|Marriott Gaslamp||San Diego CA||619-696-0234 x6051|
Recipes that include Pluots. One is easiest, three is harder.
|There's a Newf in my Soup!||Pluot and Zinfandel Jam|
|The Cooking Photographer||Pluot Raspberry Pie|
|The Cooking Bride||Pluot Cake|
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Sams club Rapid City sd
Safeway rapid city SD
South Dakota, United States
About 20 days ago, 8/31/14
Whole Foods Market Near Danbury, Connecticut, United States
About 26 days ago, 8/26/14
Spotter's comments : dinosaur egg pluots
Sprouts Farmers Market Near Poway, California, United States
About 28 days ago, 8/24/14
Spotter's comments : Pluots spotted at Sprouts Farmers Market. Dapple Pluots for 1.98 lb ;)
Publix Super Market at Village Shops at Bellalago Near Poinciana, Florida, United States
About 33 days ago, 8/19/14
Winn-Dixie, Boynton Beach, Florida Near Delray Beach, Florida, United States
About 36 days ago, 8/16/14
Winn-Dixie, Store #0259 Near Delray Beach, Florida, United States
About 36 days ago, 8/16/14
The Boys Farmers Market, Delray Beach, Florida Near Delray Beach, Florida, United States
About 36 days ago, 8/16/14
Jeff's Jack & Jill Grocery Near Louisville, Nebraska, United States
About 47 days ago, 8/05/14
Fort Lewis Commissary Near DuPont, Washington, United States
About 51 days ago, 8/01/14
Spotter's comments : Pluots spotted at Fort Lewis Commissary.
charlotte publix 1442 Near Wingate, North Carolina, United States
About 58 days ago, 7/25/14
Castro Farmers' Market Near San Francisco, California, United States
About 60 days ago, 7/23/14
Spotter's comments : Pluots spotted at Castro Farmers' Market. Mmmm... Dapple Dandy pluots. Organic from Frog Hollow Farm in Brentwood, CA
Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market
M. Levin & Company, IncNear Darby, Pennsylvania, United States
6700 Essington Ave, Philadelphia 19153
About 66 days ago, 7/17/14
Spotter's comments : Pluots spotted at Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market.
ShopRite, Pennington, NJ Near Lawrence Township, New Jersey, United States
About 80 days ago, 7/02/14
Santa Monica Farmers Market
MarcieNear Santa Monica, California, United States
Jimenez Family Farm
1834 W. Hwy. 154, Santa Ynez 93460
About 88 days ago, 6/25/14
Spotter's comments : Pluots spotted at Santa Monica Farmers Market.
Little Italy Mercato
Smit FarmsNear San Diego, California, United States
About 92 days ago, 6/21/14
Spotter's comments : Pluots spotted at Little Italy Mercato.
The Little Italy Mercato
Audrey Smit OrchardsNear San Diego, California, United States
About 127 days ago, 5/17/14
Spotter's comments : Pluots spotted at The Little Italy Mercato.
Glen Park Village Farmers' Market Near Daly City, California, United States
About 371 days ago, 9/15/13
Spotter's comments : Pluots spotted at Glen Park Village Farmers' Market. Flavor bombs from Kashiwase Farms. Organic of course!!
Metropolitan Market Near Seattle, Washington, United States
About 393 days ago, 8/24/13
Spotter's comments : Pluots spotted at Metropolitan Market. OG Pluots from Frog Hollow Farms!
Fort Mason Farmers' Market Near San Francisco, California, United States
About 399 days ago, 8/18/13
Spotter's comments : Omg, these are SO good! Little sweet flavor bombs from Cipponeri Family Farms.
Whole Foods Market Near Seattle, Washington, United States
About 430 days ago, 7/18/13
Spotter's comments : The best of both worlds (plum & apricot) - Pluots!!!
Whole Foods Market Near Lake Grove, New York, United States
About 432 days ago, 7/16/13
PCC Natural Markets Near Shoreline, Washington, United States
About 439 days ago, 7/09/13
Spotter's comments : Pluots spotted at PCC Natural Markets. Organic Plouts are at PCC today
Santa Monica Farmers Market Near Santa Monica, California, United States
About 508 days ago, 5/01/13
Spotter's comments : Scott Farms