from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A hybrid fruit of plum and apricot.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A cross between the plum and apricot.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name for a class of hybrids between the plum and the apricot, originated by Luther Burbank.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. hybrid produced by crossing Prunus domestica and Prunus armeniaca
- n. hybrid between plum and apricot
The initial hybrid called a plumcot was then crossed with another plum - this second generation became the Pluot.
Through cross-breeding, hybridization and grafting, he introduced scores of new plant varieties, including: Shasta daisies; the "plumcot," a cross between the apricot and the plum; and spineless cacti.
Food and Dining Has anyone ever tried a 'plumcot' or a 'peacharine'?
It cost millions of dollars and decades just to develop their varieties of Pluot, which is known generically as a plumcot.
"The plumcot cross-existed, but he saw potential in the plum's sweetness and the apricot's aromatics and crossed it back with the parent tree many times to bring out those characteristics – sweet but no bitter skin."
In fact, the Shasta daisy is a creation of Luther Burbank, the California plant breeder who was also responsible for the Burbank potato, the plumcot, the Burbank Crimson California poppy, and hundreds of other botanical introductions.
And when apriums - the babies of the pluots-plumcot family - hit the market, you can tuck them into a pillowy
Ever wonder about the differences between a plumcot and a pluot?
Practically speaking, that means it's 50% plumcot and 50% straight-plum, but linguistically you'd expect it to be the same thing as pluot, just with smaller roots (you loose the m on the plum, but also the c on the cot).
Have you ever encountered a pluot, plumcot, aprium, or peacotum?