As I’ve posted elsewhere, one of my very biggest pet peeves are grocery stores that market “black plums” or “yellow peaches”. Aaargh…apparently they don’t want to sell much fresh produce. For the most part I refuse to purchase fruit that isn’t properly marked, but I do like some of the pluots that I’ve tried and I’m trying to taste as many of them as I can get in PA or NY. A few weeks ago I tried some Dapple Dandies purchased at Wegmans (and properly marked I might add). My entire family really enjoyed that one. They were firm, yet still quite juicy and flavorful. Since then, I’ve purchased two other varieties, marked only as “Dinosaur Brand” and “sold exclusively through Mike Jackson farms, Kingsburg, CA”.
The one on the left looks very similar to the Dapple Dandy from a few weeks ago and may be the same fruit. I tasted one as I left the store and the flesh was more red and less mottled than the DD, but when I got home, I cut this one up for the photo and it was similar (and tasted better than the one I had at the store). The one on the right I have no clue. Personally I didn’t care for it and thought it was mostly tasteless, though it was ridiculously juicy and still fairly firm when I bought it (a week before the photo was taken).
Any guesses as to the varieties? I presume the first one to be Dapple Dandy or one of the other Dapple varieties, but I have no clue on the second one.