Mel Brooks had a routine where he interviewed “The 2000 Year Old Man.”  When he’s asked about the world’s greatest inventions he says something like  “The nectarine.  Half a peach, half a plum, a helluva fruit.”  Well, it turns out a nectarine is only a fuzzless peach but The Pluot is certainly in line for great inventions of the horticultural type–half a plum, half an apricot.  I bought some this week and they were wonderfully sweet with just a trace of a bitter note in the skin.  I especially liked the dark red ones and will hopefully find them again this week–pluot tart anyone?

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