An Apricot Plum Hybrid - Pluot Trees Are A Real Winner For The Garden
Pluot trees are a cross between the apricot and the plum. The pluot tree produces a fruit that exhibits the best qualities of both, but pluot trees generally appear more similar to a plum tree than an apricot tree.
Easy to grow, pluot trees grow best in winter climates are cold enough for plant dormancy. Pluot trees produce lovely white flowers in the springtime and the actual fruit begins to appear in the summer.
Most often eaten fresh and raw, fruit from the pluot tree can be used in cooking, from jams, salads, salsa, and grilled as a side dish. The fruit from pluot trees is slick and shiny, like that of a plum. But the taste and scent of a pluot is sweet and intense, more like that of an apricot.