My Kind of Hybrid

August 27, 2012

Plum purists be damned! After a quick stop this weekend at Pacific Green Grocers (151 Court St., Brooklyn), I am officially on the pluot train. Not familiar with the pluot yourself? Well, it’s a plum apricot hybrid created by the famous plant breeder Floyd Zaigler, that is far more like its former than its latter component. With a balanced, but plenty sweet, taste, pale pink fleshy interior and faintly dappled skin that has earned them the nickname “dinosaur eggs”, these juicy wonders are a lovely addition to your end of summer fruit roster. Of all the hybrids, neat cars and cute dog breeds (frugs, st. berdoodles et. al) included, they are my current favorite. FIORELLA

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