Elephant Heart Plum

October 27th, 2009 | Fruit Maven

If you are the kind of person who peels grapes and tells kids they are eyeballs right before you eat them, then this is the fruit for you!
elephant-heart-plum
APPEARANCE Rating: ★★★★★

Kind of ugly mottled brown on the outside, gorgeous heart shape with gory looking blood red flesh and juice

AROMA Rating: ★★★☆☆

Very faint grassy fragrance

TEXTURE Rating: ★★★★★

Perfectly soft and juicy — like eating a real heart! (assuming here that hearts are soft and juicy – seems like they should be, does it not?)

TASTE Rating: ★★★★½

Perfectly sweet flavor with only the slightest bit of tartness to balance it out

OVERALL Overall Rating: ★★★★½

When I first saw this plum I thought it was kind of goofy looking. Being the vain girl that I am, I only noticed the weird browness of it and completely missed the fantastic heartness of it. Then I cut it open and wholy wowzers–I fell in love. October has brought great things to the world, my birthday being one and Halloween being the other. Now I can add dressing up as a witch and carrying one of these around to scare young children. I’ve been dreaming about it all week. mwah ha ha.

FRUIT

Plum

VARIETY

Elephant Heart

PEAK

Summer-Fall

ORIGIN

Japan

GROWN

California

PURCHASED

Grocery Store

NOTES

More about the Elephant Heart Plum.

More about beloved elephants (whose hearts we do not eat – no we do not).

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  • Beth Nov 16, 2010 at 10:53 am

    SOOOOO delicious! Firm sweet and slightly crunchy. Amazing flavor. Much better than a regular plum.

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