The complex pedigree of this Zaiger Hybrids creation, has plumcot genetics on both top and bottom side. Although Flavor King® looks much like a regular, medium/large, round, dark purple plum, it's unique flavour profile makes it almost addictive. To quote Chip Brantley, a fine food fanatic who wrote 'The Perfect Fruit', (a book about the world of plums, pluots and the like), "The spicy, sweet flesh tasted of caramel and almonds, and it started dark red just under the skin, then bled to a lighter pink near the pit." Here's Chip again, questioning a fruit vendor who sold numerous pluot varieties, ""What's the best one?" I asked. "Flavor King," he said, matter-of-factly, "Hands down."" The fact that in some summers the fruit cracks at the bottom, makes it a better choice for the backyard grower, then for commercial orchards. And now it's available here!
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