By crossing plum and apricot varieties, the pluot is a piece of fruit that is sweet and brings a lot of flavor. There are dozens of types of pluots depending upon the grower and growing conditions. Some taste more like apricots, some taste more like plums, but every pluot is distinctive and exciting.
Choose plump and firm fruit free from bruises. Pluots should be ripened at room temperature and then refrigerated. Check ripeness like other stone fruits by applying slight pressure with a finger to the skin. Ripe fruit will have a slight give.
Pluots can be eaten just like any other stone fruit. Wash and enjoy. To remove pit, cut the fruit in half and scoop out the pit with a spoon. Pluots are delicious eaten out of hand or used in recipes, especially desserts.