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The aprium which is a plum and apricot hybrid with mostly apricot heritage. Like apricots, apriums have slightly fuzzy skin. Apriums are known for their sweetness and flavor; the sugar content of these fruits is much higher than that of a plum or apricot alone.
Aprium season stretches from May to September. Pluots can be found mostly in milder climates.
Apriums should be plump and firm.
Apriums should be ripened at room temperature and then refrigerated.
Fruit should be washed well and dried before consumption. To remove pit, cut the fruit in half. Apriums can be eaten fresh or cooked.
There is only one variety of aprium currently on the market. The Honey Rich interspecific is bright orange and has bright orange flesh.
- Fruit of the Month: Pluot & Aprium by the US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, public domain government resource—original source of article