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Jun 28, 2013 12:29 PM

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!!

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  1. I found these beautiful and delicious apricots at a local fruit/vegetable market in Northern NJ.

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    1. re: jpr54_1

      I have never even heard of these. I'm going to go to Costco this week and get some. Thanks Charles :)

      1. re: kwass

        Billy Bishop/North York Costco has them. just bought some.
        cant wait to try.

        1. re: Flexitarian

          I wasnt that impressed by them. I would rather have plums or apricots

    2. The look like plums. At the most they are plumcots or more likely pluots. but I dunno. Plumcots -pluots are an apricot -plum hybrid.
      Plumcots-pluots are a bore until really, really ripe. Then they are good, but no improvement over the parents.

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      1. re: Vinnie Vidimangi

        I also thought that they looked like plums. So what do they taste like...a plum or an apricot?

            1. re: kwass

              Lol, but a really good plum that squirts juice all over your shirt when you bite it.

              1. re: Mila

                Well now I'm excited again!! Thank you for that added bit of info Mila. That was the motivation I needed after finding out that it was more like a plum.

                1. re: Mila

                  Good description Mila!
                  However, I would like to change yours to ' really good AND VERY SWEET plum'. With a velvety texture, rather than smooth skin.
                  Conclusion: Taste like a very juicy, less dense flesh and super sweet plum but with skin texture like an apricot!!

                  1. re: Charles Yu

                    Ok...if I wasn't convinced before, I definitely am now :)
                    Costco, here I come!

          1. re: Vinnie Vidimangi

            These are WAY, WAY better than Plumcots-pluots!! Hence the difference in price too!!

          2. The Queen's Quay Loblaws had them last Saturday.

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            1. re: Ted Richards

              Out of curiosity, Ted. How much is Loblaw's charging?

              1. re: Charles Yu

                Saw them there last night and believe they were $4.99/lb. Bought one out of curiosity and it was sweet and delicious as described.

            2. 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.

              1. 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. :)