Produce Pipeline: Summer Plums
August 27, 2020

 

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Can’t decide which summer plum you like the best?? Here is a breakdown of our favorites! 

28488 “The Flavor Gator”

These green egg-shaped beauties are one of the sweetest seasonal plumcots (plumcots are plum-apricot hybrids, coming in many varieties). Despite its sour-apple coloring, the plumcot’s cream-colored flesh is plump, juicy and dripping with honeyed flavor.


30017 “The Plapple”

What looks like a cross between a plum and an apple; tastes like a cross between a plum and an apple, but is not a cross between a plum and an apple? It’s the newest plumcot – Plapple. This is a result of natural cross-pollination between plums and apricots which can yield limitless supply of varieties each with their own unique flavor and appearance. The Plapple is super-juicy, sweet and has a crisp flesh and will surely delight your senses.


29973 “The Flavor Grenade”

One of our favorite pluots, Flavor Grenade produces elongated green fruits with a red blush that are the size of a Japanese plum. The texture is crisp and the flavor is extreme! It has the chin-dripping juiciness of a fully ripe plum without the notoriously tough skin and tart center typical of the parent plum. The complex, intense flavor of Pluot is unique to interspecifics, much like a blend of fruit juices where the mixture is an improvement over any of the separate ingredients. It is of the sweetest fruits, with 16-24 Brix. 


29972 “The Summer Punch”

Literally tastes like fruit punch!! Bite into the dark red, slightly tart skin and uncover ruby-toned juicy flesh with sweet fruit punch flavor. This summer treat has a deep sweetness and bright pink juice that we think goes wonderfully with a drizzle of cream or a dollop of crème frâiche.


Other Fun Items in stock

27219 Local Black Watermelon 60ct

 Grown in Molalla, OR, these melons are also known as Sugar Babies. What we also call a Seedless Black Watermelon (because of its extremely dark green skin) is actually properly known as an Imagination Melon. Whatever its name, we love this melon for its great consistency and flavor.


28470 Organic Sweet Red Pepper Mix 10#
The flavor of this organic red pepper mix is mellow, a bit sweet and has fruity undertones. It really does give you the perfect mix of flavor and a vibrant color that is perfect for any late summer dish.

 

21054 Grapery Gum Drop Grapes 16#

Tastes just like a gum drop! The name Gum Drop® grapes encompasses a variety of flavors that may taste slightly different from season to season, as the Grapery is using the name as a flavor class for multiple varieties of grapes. Gum Drop® grapes are predominately used as a table grape to showcase its unique, sweet flavor.


23859 Yellow Wax Beans 15#

These beans are coming to us local from Delta Farms. They are crisp, succulent and tender firm, with mellow grassy sweet and nutty flavors.


NEW Honey King Fig

We’re starting to harvest our proprietary fig, the Honey King. This is a great eating fig that we’re really excited about. Historically we have grown these organically, but we’re switching to conventional going forward.


22848 Local Organic Patty Pan Squash 20#

The Buttercup-yellow fluted “Sunburst” is tender and nutty tasting simply steamed or poached in broth. And the dark green, glossy little “Starship” has zucchini color and flavor in a unique flying saucer shape. Both colors of these patty pan squash are creamy and sweet fleshed that would be a real treat to sauté or slice and grill.


Coming Soon

  • Delicata Squash is right around the corner!
  • Oregon Organic Reliance Grapes (18#- 28596) will be here the end of next week. 
  • Organic Sweet Mini Peppers from Siri Farms (24355) are a week to two weeks out. 
  • Walla Walla Onions will finish in the next week or two. 
  • Pumpkins and specialty gourds/pumpkins will be available shortly.

Market Update

Impact of the California Growing Region Fires 

Pacific Coast Fruit Company’s thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by the fires happening down south. Multiple outbreaks of fires have been a direct cause of shortages in production. This is an industry wide issue with production in California. Harvesting crews have been minimized and hours of harvesting has been cut way back with all shippers. Ash is the latest issue suppliers are claiming as fires continue to burn. Expect quality issues on all produce items.

 


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