Dinosaur plums, also known as Dapple Dandy plums, are named for their mottled red-green skin that resembles a prehistoric egg. They are a type of pluot: a plum and apricot hybrid. Dinosaur egg plums are known for their exceptional sugar content among plum varieties and excellent flavor. They are sweet with slightly tart skin and a very pleasant plum flavor that has notes of honey and red berries.
Uses: Plums are excellent eaten raw or as a topping for frozen desserts, tarts, or pies. Chopped plums can be cooked gently over a low heat with sugar to make a delicious syrup or compote.