Return to the Fruit & Orchards Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
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".


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
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.

Tony

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


 o
RE: Black Velvet apricots

Flavor? Apricot or plum?

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


 o
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.

Tony


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Fruit & Orchards Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here