An aprium, a relatively recent creation that was produced in the late 1980s by Floyd Zaiger. Apriums are complex crosses of plums and apricots, requiring several generations of crosses to create a new fruit.

Comprised genetically of ¼ plum and ¾ apricot, the aprium, like the pluot (also called an I.S. plum or interspecific plum), is derived from another hybrid fruit called a plumcot.

Apriums resemble apricots on the outside. The flesh is usually dense. Apriums are noted for their sweet taste (due in part to their vast content of fructose and other complex sugars) and flavorful mix of aromatic apricots and plums. Incidentally, apriums are usually only available in the United States during the month of June, but the pluot can be seen in produce sections as far as into the fall season. The aprium is becoming increasingly popular in American households as the demand upon grocery stores for rare and "hard to find" produce from many different parts of the world rises.

Aprium is a registered trademark of Zaiger's Genetics.

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