A plumcot is a cross between a plum and an apricot. Through an all-natural process of breeding apricots and plums, this amazingly flavorful category of fruit has taken the marketplace by storm. There are many special varieties that have been “born”. We grow several unique varieties of plumcots.
They range in flavor from over-the-top sweet to tart and tangy, and just about everything in between. You may be reluctant to pick up and try a plumcot in store, as they often are cosmetically shocking! From mottled (like the image to the right) to looking like a grenade, to cherry-like.
They have a great deal of nutritious value and are low in fat, making them ideal for snacking or sweetening up other dishes.
Many people are suspicious of plumcot thinking that this strange fruit must be genetically engineered, but this is not the case. Plumcots were first sold in 1989 and were developed by a Californian fruit breeder named Floyd Zaiger. It took Zaiger several generations of cross breeding before the modern plumcot finally emerged. Zaiger’s work used the “Pluot,” a 50-50 plum and apricot hybrid created by Luther Burbank in the late 19th Century, as a foundation for additional hybridization.
|Yummy Rosa||11||Black Cherry||15||Dapple Dandy||13||Black Kat||8|
|Flavorosa||11||Cherry Red||15||Sunset Gold||13||Flavor Fall||22|
|Flavor Fusion||19||Festival Red||15||Flavor Grenade||13|
|Black Raspberry||25||Dapple Fire||15||Flavorich||13||September|
|Red Raspberry||13||Fall Fiesta||10|
|Packstyle||Sizes Available||Ti-Hi||Per Pallet||Box Dimensions||Pallet||Approx Net/Gross Wt.||Approx Gross Pallet|
|1 Lyr. Tray Pack||24, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31, 35, 36||8 x 18||144||12 x 20 x 4||48 x 40||7 / 8.5 lbs.||1224 lbs.|
|2 Lyr. Tray Pack||40/42, 48/50, 54/56, 60/64, 70/72||8 x 11||88||12 x 20 x 6 1/2||48 x 40||17 / 19 lbs.||1672 lbs.|
|Volume Fill||20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 70||8 x 10||80||12 x 20 x 7||48 x 40||28 / 30 lbs.||2400 lbs.|
|1 Lyr. Euro TP||36, 42, 48, 64, 72-84||5 x 19||95||16 x 24 x 4||48 x 40||13 / 17 lbs.||1615 lbs.|
|2 Lyr. Euro TP||36, 42, 48, 64, 72-84||5 x 11||55||16 x 24 x 6 1/2||48 x 40||26 / 31 lbs.||1705 lbs.|
|2 lb. Bag (x10)||54/56, 60/64||5 x 11||55||16 x 24 x 6 1/2||48 x 40||28 / 31 lbs.||1705 lbs.|
Cross a plum tree with an apricot, and you get a funny-sounding fruit called a plumcot. Geneticist Floyd Zaiger created the first plumcot hybrid and went on to grow 20 other varieties. Like all fresh produce, plumcots are a good source of nutrients.
Light and Sweet
One medium plumcot has roughly 80 calories, making it ideal for a light and healthy snack. The fruit has no fat or cholesterol, but plumcots are unusually high in sugar, with 15 grams per serving.
Plumcots are a good source of dietary fiber — essential for regular bowel movements and overall gastrointestinal health — with 3 grams per medium fruit.
Vitamins and Other Nutrients
A medium plumcot contains 6 percent of your daily recommended vitamin A and 10 percent of the recommendation for vitamin C. The fruit also has 1 gram of protein. Plumcots and other fresh produce contribute to your daily fluid intake since most fruits and vegetables contain a high percentage of water.
Available PLUs for Plumcots
3278 Large Plumcot
3278 Large Plumcot
3611 Black Plumcot
3610 Green Plumcot
3609 Red Plumcot