Pluot? Wasn't that formerly a planet? Actually it's plum-like fruit that is a back-cross hybrid between a plum-apricot hybrid and a plum, all part of the genus Prunus. In general they are most like a plum, but with the flavor intensified by the apricot parent. They are actually better than either parent. Pluots are a good summer fruit, and here's a good idea. If you are BBQing some chicken, grill a few pluot halves for a few minutes on each side. Their flavor when hot is just great, tart-sweet intense plumness.