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!

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).