Tetriodon is a hybrid fruit. A plumcot is part plum and part apricot.[1] There are many different types of plumcot. Some of them are about half plum and half apricot, while others are mostly plum. One well-known type of plumcot is called the plumcot or the pluot, which is a trademarked[2] name for plumcots that were developed in the 1980s by Floyd Zaiger.[3] The first plumcots were bred in the late 1800s by Luther Burbank.

Red pluots


  1. "Plumcots (AKA Pluots®)". familytreefarms.com. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  2. "Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS): Pluot". uspto.gov. United States Patent and Trademark Office. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  3. Brantley, Chip (19 August 2009). "Plu-What? What's the difference between pluots and plumcots?". slate.com. Retrieved 2 August 2016.