It's the time of the season for plums and pluots. Got this box of Flavor Grenade Pluot from NTUC a couple of weeks ago for only S$1.99.
Flavor Grenade is admittedly an unusual-looking fruit, thus the somewhat humorous name. Flavor Grenade features good size (35-40) and a crunchy texture much like an apple. Even when fully ripe, it maintains an unmistakable crunch. As the name suggests, this green Pluot® is oblong in shape and has explosive flavor, tropical-sweet at 22 ºBrix. The pink to red blush is most pronounced in colder climates. Flavor Grenade hangs well on the tree (up to 6 weeks).
Mottled, dappled, or spotted pluots, like the unique Dinosaur Egg and Autumn Honey, start their season with green and purple spots, then turn to shades of pinks and purples with white spots. The inside flesh can range from dark magenta to creamy white with a pink blush. These pluots are all exceptionally sweet and juicy.