Great find!! - California Black Velvet Apricots at Costco.
Super juicy and sweet! This 'limited time' delicacy is definitely one of my favorite summer fruit anywhere! However, due to their usually expensive price ( at least $4.99 pp from Longo's...etc ), I seldom splurge on them, until today!!
Found them at Costco for an unbelievable price of only $7.99 for 3 lbs!!! ( 21 morsels ). Perfect condition!
So excited, I gobbled down 3 instantly, once I got home!! So very juicy, sweet and gooooood!!!
Such bargain!! Get them whilst they last!!! Good Luck!!
Black Velvet is from a new hybrid strain . It is a plumcot which means it is 50-50 plum and apricot. A pluot is 75 plum-25 apricot.
I think that the principal virtues of these things is that they handle better and have a longer season than apricots . I would think that the flower bud and flowers should also be more robust with respect to unusual freezes than apricots. Big problem.
I bought these and found these to be not bad but they are pricey! I thought it would have a nice sweetness balanced by the tanginess of an apricot but it was just only plum flavour. Also, I would even recommend to eat this over the sink! I found out that out after my first bite.
It's not a bad fruit at all but it's quite a high premium for a fuzzy plum! I usually don't like the plum skin so the soft fuzzy apricot skin is a plus. :)