Sometimes you wonder how farmers come up with names for their creations. Say, for example, this pluot called "Elephant Hearts." WTF? How do you get elephant from this? Well, I can see the hearts part because inside these spotted-liked pluots are these extremely red flesh. And I guess if you really want to see it, the skin of the pluot is a bit spotted and possibly grey like the skin of an elephant? I think I'm giving the person who named this fruit a wee bit too much credit. Anywho, stone fruit season is nearing an end as summer's end approaches in just a week. So there's only a few more weeks of enjoying odd-named stone fruits like this Elephant Heart pluots that I got at the farmers' market. They're speckled outside but sweet and red inside. I can't say the sweetness is sublime as my favorite Flavor King, but it's a nice alternative on weeks when I'm in Flavor King overkill. (Oh, what am I saying? I never get tired of Flavor Kings. But you need a change now and then.) Have you discovered a new pluot this season?
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