Famed fruit breeder Floyd Zaiger has crossed a cherry with a Japanese plum to create a wonderful new fruit he calls a Pluerry. Candy Heart's skin is dark speckled red and the delicious and uniquely flavored flesh is amber/red. It ripens after most cherries and Japanese plums and is pollinized by the Sweet Treat Pluerry or a later blooming Japanese Plum. Until very recently Cherry Plums were just a name for small plums. Now we have true crosses that incorporate cherry flavor into what looks like a plum.