I said I would explain precisely what an aprium is, but I thought I’d tell you about pluots, too. You may have already guessed that they are a cross between two fruits. This is true. They are crosses between apricots and plums, but the trick is knowing how they were crossed.
Through genetic magic, hybridizers of the fruit tree industry created these two odd-ball varieties, among others. These are just the only two we currently have growing in our orchard.
|Tommy picking Apriums|
Aprium is 75% apricot-25% plum. Pluot is the exact opposite, 75% plum and 25% apricot.I'd like to tell you what the difference between the two fruit but as we've only had the apriums, that's just not to be. Sorry!
I do know and can say I'm highly impressed by the apriums. I never much liked apricots and have always loved plums but I must say I like the apriums even better than your run-of-the-mill plum. They are so incredibly sweet... tiny, yes, but sweet as can be.