As summer comes to an end we thought we would roll out some of the best tasting stone fruit of the season. We curated a fabulous selection of local fruits for your team. Enjoy everything from Flavorheart Pluots to Black Friar Plums. Yum!
What Is a Stone Fruit?
Stone fruits are a type of drupe, thin-skinned, fleshy fruits containing a single large seed encased within a tough outer shell. They can be clingstone or freestone, fuzzy or smooth, sour or sweet. The drupes we call stone fruit come from about 15 species of the genus Prunus, a member of the rose family, and include peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots, and cherries.
How Should You Store Stone Fruits?
Most stone fruits won’t actually ripen after harvest, although they may continue to soften and become a bit more aromatic over time. Stone fruits should be stored at room temperature, not in the fridge, as cold temperatures can damage the texture. Try rotating your stone fruits once a day, or when you think of it, to avoid the brown spots that can occur when gravity pulls sugar to the bottom of the fruit.
This week's delivery includes:
- Organic Flavorheart Pluots from Tiny's Organics
- Oregon Bartlett Pears
- Red Grapes
- Organic Dinosaur Egg Pluots
- Black Friar Plums from Pence Orchards
- Rainforest Alliance-certified Bananas