Friday, July 9, 2010

Fresh & Organic: Stone Fruit

Summer stone fruits are peaking right now and we have an incredible selection of peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums, pluots & cherries. I have highlighted a few of the notable varieties below:

Blenheim Apricot: the underdog in the apricot world. They are so ugly and small, most growers have stopped producing this heirloom variety. They majority of the Blenheim orchards have been cut down. But, looks can be deceiving, this green shouldered runt of an apricot delivers a flavor explosion.

Honey Blaze Nectarine: the premier yellow nectarine that lives up to it's name. The flavor is like a honey syrup that explodes in your mouth.

Artic Sweet Nectarines: low acid, sweet white flesh variety that is the best cultivar.

Donut Peaches: Flat peaches originated in China and were first grown in the U.S. in the 1800’s. They are called Chinese flat peaches, saucer peaches, peento peaches, UFO's, and Saturn. They are a tender white flesh variety that are low in acid and free stone (flesh doesn't cling to the pit)

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