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Black Velvet apricots

Posted by Itheweatherman USDA 8b, Elevation 2 (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 28, 13 at 23:06

I bought three pounds of black velvet apricots (plumcots---50% plum, 50% apricots) from Costco. ...Has anyone tried them? I been buying them since 2008; and they are delicious. Black skin gives way to a candy like-sweetness flesh; They are fuzzy like an apricot but round as an angeleno plum.

Patented as "sweetcot".

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RE: Black Velvet apricots

I got 3 seedlings about a foot tall. I will graft it to an adult plum tree to accelerate fruiting. Don't know if it even comes close to its parent. Just having fun or I can use it as a rootstock down the road.LOL. BTW, I do like the sweetness of it and so juicy.


This post was edited by tonytran on Mon, Jul 29, 13 at 12:44

RE: Black Velvet apricots

Flavor? Apricot or plum?

I've seen them at Sam's Club in the past, but never bought any...

RE: Black Velvet apricots

They are more plum flavor than apricot. Very juicy and sweet. Frank, buy some next time you are at Sam's and try them out. I think you will like them.


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