Dapple Fire-018-X2Plumcots

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.

Plumcot Information

May   June   July   August  
Flavorella 11 Black Cherry 15 Dapple Dandy 13 Black Kat 8
Yummy Rosa 11 Cherry Red 15 Sunset Gold 13 Flavor Fall 22
Flavorosa 11 Festival Red 15 Flavor Grenade 13    
Flavor Fusion 19 Dapple Fire 15  Flavorich 13 September  
Black Raspberry 25     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.

Nutrition Info Plums

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.

Promoting Regularity

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

SR 3278 Large Pluot 3278 Pluot SR 3611 Black Pluot SR 3610 Green Pluot SR 3609 Red Pluot
SKU: 3386519
GTIN: 00895359002078
3278 Large Plumcot
SKU: 3386519
GTIN: 00895359002078
3278 Large Plumcot
SKU: 3386501
GTIN: 00895359002344
3611 Black Plumcot
SKU: 3386498
GTIN: 00895359002337
3610 Green Plumcot
SKU: 3386480
GTIN: 00895359002320
3609 Red Plumcot

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