FRESH ASIAN PLUMS (12-14 FRUITS APPROX 4-5 LBS)

5.0 lb
$55.00
Type: EMERALD BEAUT
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HEIRLOOM FRUITS

Andy's Orchard is a small fruit grower committed to growing and marketing fruits of superior quality. Heirloom fruits are still found at some fruit stands, farmers' markets and specialty markets. These venerated fruits from the past have distinctive, old-fashioned flavors but are rapidly disappearing from many markets and have become increasingly harder to find elsewhere. Such is the case with the 'Blenheim' apricot, the quintessential apricot with its rich, aromatic flavor but delicate texture. It is being replaced by very firm, mass-produced fruit with visual appeal but often without much flavor. Other old favorites that we continue to grow are 'Santa Rosa' plums and 'Elberta' peaches.

*(H) next to the fruit variety indicates it is an Heirloom 

BLACK SPLENDOR July 20 - 30

Developed by USDA fruit breeder David Ramming.  Very dark, red flesh with almost black skin.  Rich, juicy and delicious.  Excellent for an early plum

BROKEN HEART August 20 - Sept 10

Broken Heart plum is a mutation of Elephant Heart and was patented by Mrs. L.C. Huerta in the Central Valley.  Thought to be named for its distinctive flesh coloration --- golden yellow with red streaks radiating from the stone, but Mrs. Huerta says she actually named it after how she felt about a long lost love.  Excellent flavor.

BUBBLE GUM TM July 30 - August 5

Toka called (Bubblegum plum because its sweet flavor resembles bubblegum.  An old hybrid variety developed in the eastern US.  Small, reddish purple skin with golden flesh.  Juicy when ripe.

BURGUNDY July 20 - 30

Burgundy is a choice “blood” plum with deep burgundy-colored flesh that’s firm, crisp and sweet. Some are reminded of a huge ripe Bing cherry after trying this crisp but juicy dessert plum. Many also like it canned or made into preserves

DELICIOSO August 10 - 15

A previously unnamed pluot, this is one of the finest flavored of the pluots developed by Zaiger Genetics.  Beautiful pink-orange flesh that has complex flavor with hints of melon, apricot and tropical flavor.

DOLLY July 10 - 20

This is a newer, early, Kelsey-type plum. It’s greenish to amber in color and usually blushed bright red on its protruding tip. The texture is crisp and apple-like with abundant juice and a delicate flavor. A favorite plum of many of our patrons.

ELEPHANT HEART (H) August 5 - 20

This is another of the “blood” plums--plums that have deep red flesh and red juice. It’s unappetizing name notwithstanding, this fruit is actually one of the best and most flavorful blood plums. The skin is sometimes a little tart which contrasts well with the rich, sweet flavor of the interior.

EMERALD BEAUT August 20 - September 15

A very late-maturing plum. This large plum is amber-green turning a rich golden color. High sugar content but also with a strong core of acidity. Excellent flavor balance. When it’s well-ripened, it’s loaded with juice, crisp and bursting with flavor. Simply one of the very best dessert plums

GOLDEN NECTAR August 10 - 20

A very large golden plum. Oblong fruit with a pronounced tip like a lemon. Golden yellow color throughout with squirting juice and succulent, very aromatic flesh. At its best when soft ripe. Several layers of flavor, with melon and honey predominating along with other subtle, more delicate flavors. A distinctive aroma that others also perceive as gardenias, and still others compare to rose petals and honey. Unsurpassed quality for dessert.

INCA (H) August 10 - 25

This old Burbank selection is an heirloom plum. An oval fruit tapering toward the tip, the shape being similar to ‘Golden Nectar.’ When ripe, this golden plum also has magenta specks and a magenta blush around the stem end. A singularly beautiful plum but scuffs and bruises easily. Rich, dense, crisp, apricot-colored flesh.

LARODA (H) July 20 - August 5

Laroda is purple on the outside and amber streaked with red on the inside. It has long been considered one of the best flavored Asian plums with sweetness and a complement of sparkling acidity. It makes great jams and jellies.

LAVENDER SHOWERS September 5 - 15

OCTOBER SUN September 25 - October 10

A very, very late plum that’s well worth the wait. Medium-sized yellow plum with red blush. Very high sugar content, excellent flavor. Incredibly sweet after a long, sunny summer.

PADRE (H) July 20 - August 5

The Padre plum was developed by the USDA and first grown at Stanford University. It is a beautiful golden orb with excellent dessert quality. The skin can be pleasingly tart, thus balancing the sweet flavor of the sugary, dense but juicy interior. One of our highest quality plums.

SANTA ROSA (H) July 5 - 20

This is the Asian plum introduced by Luther Burbank with the famous “Santa Rosa” flavor—both tart at the skin and at the stone, but the flesh in between is pure succulence with a sweet, classic “plummy” flavor.

SIERRA (H) July 10 - 15

An heirloom plum that’s a cross between Inca and Santa Rosa.  Soft and juicy. Small but very sweet, tasting almost as a sweet as a French d’Agen Plum.