Pluots are a cross between plums and apricots, says flourgirl. They’re one of her favorite summer fruits. jfood likes that they have several textures to experience between the skin and the seed; they’re sweet inside and juicy beyond belief, and the tart skin provides flavor contrast.
ipsedixit notes that you can get great bargains on them at Costco. If you’re lucky, you can find them during their short season at your local farmers’ market; if not, try ordering them from Andy’s Orchard, says Nancy Berry. She finds them to be the best pluots available, though they’re expensive if shipped far away from the Santa Clara Valley in California, where the orchard is located.
In other hybrid fruit news, definitely eat tangelos, a cross between the tangerine and the pomelo, says ipsedixit. But avoid the noxious “Grapple”—it’s just an apple that has been infused with artificial grape flavor, says chowser. Gross.