The taste of the plum fruit ranges from sweet to tart; the skin itself may be particularly tart. It is juicy and can be eaten fresh or used in jam-making or other recipes. Plum juice can be fermented into plum wine. Plum Facts: Plums usually grows 10 to 20 feet in height and develops the crown of the same dimensions.
Persimmon fruit matures late in the fall and can stay on the tree until winter. In color, the ripe fruit of the cultivated strains range from glossy light yellow-orange to dark red-orange depending on the species and variety. They similarly vary in size from 1.5 to 9 cm (0.59 to 3.54 in) in diameter, and in shape the varieties may be spherical, acorn-, or pumpkin-shaped. Fun Fact: Persimmon is deciduous tree that can develop one or several trunks. It can reach 25 to 66 feet in height.
Pluots have the initial appearance of a mottled plum. Most pluot varieties are extremely sweet, often spicy, low-acid fruits with a juicy, chin-dripping tender firm flesh, qualities that the fruit was developed to achieve. Fun Fact: The pluot is 60 percent plum and includes more than 20 varieties, each with a unique color and flavor.
Prized for their crunchy texture the creamy white flesh of the Asian pear is exceptionally juicy with a sweet low acid flavor and fragrant aroma. Unlike regular pears Asian pears are sold ripe and maintain their crisp texture long after being picked. Fun Fact: Often Asian pears are called apple pears because they are crisp and juicy like apples but with a different and distinctive texture.