Stone fruit season is back, and we could not be more ecstatic! If you are unfamiliar with stone fruits, they are fruits with a pit in the middle (which is actually a seed). This allows fruits like cherries and even certain almond varieties to fall within the stone fruit category. They often also have thin, fuzzy skin. A few types of fruit come to mind? Here’s more on why we L-O-V-E stone fruits!
Some of our favorite stone fruits include peaches, nectarines, cherries, and more! Summer is a great time for harvesting stone fruit, but it’s important to know when your fruit is most ripe. Try to avoid stone fruits that have many bruises on their skin. Ripe stone fruits should also have a strong, somewhat sweet aroma when it’s ready to be picked.
Stone fruits are among some of the most popular fruits across the United States, coming into season in spring and extending through fall. ThirdLeaf NW delivers a variety of stone fruits throughout the summer season. You will probably find different peach and nectarine varieties in your weekly office deliveries.
Peaches are the most popular stone fruit within the United States. They are the poster child for perfect stone fruit with their fuzzy, soft skin, and stone pit at its center. Not only are peaches great right off the tree, but they are also a great addition to many recipes ranging from salads to cobbler! Make sure to take advantage of stone fruit season while it’s here. It can call for some fun family activities at a fruit-picking field or even some creative twists on your favorite recipes!