Today I took my little rolling shopping cart in 90 degree weather and went to supermarket for this weeks groceries.
I was picking up some red grapes and I noticed an employee passing out free samples.
My mom say’s it’s her favorite F word.
Anyways, he had some fruit cut up in perfect slices on his little cutting board.
As I bit into the sweet and juicy err um…
“So what am I eating?
“It’s a Pluot”, he responded.
I wondered how many times he had said that already today.
He explained to me that it’s a hybrid fruit. It is a complex cross between a plum and apricot but it exhibits more plum-like traits.
Another woman asked him if these were grown in Australia.
He assured her that they were grown in the US.
I kind of wanted to take another slice, but I decided to invest into one. My body would probably appreciate it more than a bag of chips.
So I bought one 57 cent pluot and now I regret not buying a bag of them. Why wouldn’t I spice up my weekly fruit order?
I decided to research a little more on this fruit that was made by biologist and inventor Floyd Zaiger
I didn’t realize they had so many types of Pluots.
I think I had the Dapple Dandy: large sweet with pale green to yellow, red-spotted skin, red or pink juicy flesh.
It just proves that you learn something new everyday.
Even on a Sunday.
From the employees.
In the fresh produce aisle.
And the foodie adventures continue.