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    we spray some cooking oil onto peanuts meant for the birds then dust them with paprika, the birds don't mind as they don't have tongues like us or squirrels but the treerats soon caught on and don't go near them now, I will have to do that with a few picked cherries and strawbs left by the plants to stop us losing all of them to a "very naughty boy" as my wife calls him....
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    Seems that somehow the Pluot has deceased--no sign of life, but every other fruit tree is showing new buds at the very least.
    I will give it another month or two, before I remove it.
    Just wonder what killed it, it did have a very bad aphid attack early last spring & I do not think it got over that.
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    Did you ever manage to taste a pluot?
    The name puts me off buying one! How do you pronounce "pluot". Are they the same as Apriums which sound a lot nicer.
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    Surely an Aprium is a Victorian folly, the ones with the dome roof and columns at the front but no front wall looking like little Greek temples.

    I'd break my teeth if I tried to eat one of those.
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    Could your teeth cope with a Peacotum?
    That sounds even less attractive than a pluot
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    Pluot, Aprium, Peacotum have you lot been at the wine.

    Don't know what you are all on about as I've never heard any of those names so I'm now going to bed then looking at the confused.com website in the morning see if they can explain what you are talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    Did you ever manage to taste a pluot?
    The name puts me off buying one! How do you pronounce "pluot". Are they the same as Apriums which sound a lot nicer.
    Nope, Squirrel did, but didn't leave any.

    Pluot--pronounced as spelt--75% Plum/25% Apricot.
    Aprium--75% Apricot/25% Plum.

    Peacotum---50 / 50 cross between a Peacock and tumtum--stomach with pretty tail feathers-or maybe not.
    Or:-A peacotum is a peach/apricot/plum hybrid, said to taste similar to fruit punch, trademarked by Zaiger's Genetics, a company that develops novel fruit through deliberate hybridization.
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