Farmer Al's favorite Flavor King pluot is ripe and ready to ship. This year (2014), like most other fruits, we have an early harvest of this 'fruit royalty' too.
Yes, that's what he like to call the Flavor King pluot because, just as its name suggests, it is indeed the king of flavor!
If you have tasted a Flavor King pluot before, then you're probably a fan! But if you're new to this gorgeous fruit, then we strongly recommend that you dig through the archives of The New York Times and read an article dating back to 2007, titled, "A New Lease on Lunch."
Therein, writer Patricia Brown tastefully describes how chef, author and Chez Panisse proprietor Alice Waters introduced Brown's sons (then, ages 16 and 13) to a ripe, juicy and flavorful Flavor King pluot from Frog Hollow Farm. That article is testament to the fact that all you need to appreciate organically grown, tree-ripened fruits is to try one. In the article, Brown describes how her sons were served a "single Frog Hollow Farm Flavor King pluot (a plum-apricot hybrid)" on a plate for dessert and how both boys talked about the pluot for days afterward, practically begging for more.
- Farmer Al