A Pluot is a cross between an apricot and a plum - basically three-quarters plum and one-quarter apricot, known for their sweet and rich flavor, as the sugar content of these fruits is higher than that of a plum or apricot alone. When selecting, Pluots should be plump and firm to the touch. Look for a variety of colors ranging from deep purple to bright green and yellow. The Pluot has a smooth skin that resembles that of a plum, but it has a much higher sugar content than either a plum or an apricot alone. Pluots contain pits like apricots, which can be removed by cutting the fruit in half. The colors of the skin and flesh of the Pluots vary depending on the variety. Pluot skins may be solid in color or may have stripes or speckles, and skin colors range from yellow-green to near black. The flesh, or inside, of the Pluot is usually white, pink, or red.