Apriums and pluots are the Labradoodles and Cockapoos of the stone fruit world: they are, in other words, culinary crossbreeds.
They’re both plum/apricot hybrids. Apriums are more like apricots than plums; pluots are more like plums than apricots.
Pinstripeprincess says that if the fruit looks more like a plum on the outside with a deeper purple skin, it will taste more like an apricot inside! The reverse is also true: lighter colored skin means more plummy flavor.
Read about Floyd Zaiger, the “father” of apriums and pluots.
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