STONE FRUITS

Yellow Nectarine

Available during the summer months.

The nectarine has a smooth skin blushed with hues of ruby, pink and gold throughout. The flesh has a distinctive aroma, overtly juicy when ripe, and golden colored with red bleeds at the skin. A ripe nectarine’s texture is sweet and fruity with the perfect amount of acid. One of the best flavor spectrum of stone fruit. There are two types of fruit, one is called freestone, in which the ripe flesh separates easily from the stone and the other is called a clingstone, in which the flesh adheres to the stone.

White Nectarine

Available during the summer months.

White nectarines are different from Yellow nectarine varieties by their balance of sugar and acid. White nectarines lack of acidity. The fruits are rounded and slightly heart-shaped. Their skin is paper thin, smooth and blushed with hues of ruby, pink and ivory throughout. The flesh has a distinctive aroma, overtly juicy when ripe, and creamy in color.There are two types of fruit, one is called freestone, in which the ripe flesh separates easily from the stone and the other is called a clingstone, in which the flesh adheres to the stone.

Flat Nectarines

Available during the summer months.

Donut or Saturn nectarines are known for their flattered  shape, their fuzz-free skin and high sugar content. Their shape is roughly rounded as shaped like a donut. They typically have a higher acid to sugar ratio than a peach. Great for snacking or additions to salads and desserts.

White Peach

Available in the summer months.

White peaches are low in acid, allowing for their natural sweetness to be more distinguishable between White peaches and Yellow peaches. Their skin is fuzzy and are very delicate.

Yellow Peach

Available during the summer months.

Yellow peaches are the classic peach. They are distinguished by their fuzzy thin skin with hues of red, pink and gold blushing throughout.  They are often identified as a traditional “true” peach, with very sweet flesh, mild acidity and abundant juice.

Flat Peach/Donut/Saturn

Available in the late spring through summer.

Donut peaches are distinguished by their shape, which is roughly rounded and squat. The fruit’s skin is yellow and red and are usually less fuzzy than ordinary peaches. The Saturn Peach are sweet, but contain less juice.

Tulare Cherries

Available in the spring, typically mid-season.

Its name derived from its location as it is grown in the heart of Central Valley in Tulare County. The Tulare cherry is a bing variety and shares the same visual and taste characteristics as the bing. The skin is red and crack resistant, while the flesh is firm and very juicy.

Bing Cherries

Available from mid-spring until mid-summer.

The Bing cherry’s skin is smooth and rounded, with a  deep red finish. It’s flesh is firmly textured, juicy when ripe and rich in flavor. Great for snacking, canning and freezing.

Rainier Cherries

Available from Mid May to Early August.

The Rainier is an attractive yellow with a characteristic red blush on its tender edible skin. Rainer cherries are larger and more fragile than the Bing cherry. The rainier cherries tend to be larger with a high sugar content. Another fact of the Rainier Cherry is that they were named after Mountain Rainier in Washington State.

Sour Cherries

Available in late summer or early fall depending on growing region.

Sour cherries are distinguished by their acid content and the crimson black coloring of their skin. Also known as the Montmorency tart cherry  most are grown in the U.S.. The flavors of sour cherries are intense, and tart when fresh, enjoy them dried, frozen or as juice.

Brooks Cherries

Brooks cherries are available in the spring.

Brooks cherries are a dark cherry variety that has a intense red flesh. The Brooks cherry offers a well balanced sweetness with rich complex flavors. It is hybrid of the Burlat and Rainier cherry.

Red Velvet Apricots

Available for a brief period in late spring till early summer.

The red Velvet Apricot is a natural cross hybrid between plums and apricots. It has a smooth Velvet skin, and a flavor profile of bright complex sweetness.

Apricot

Available in the late spring through summer.

Apricots have a soft tangy flesh. In the middle of the apricot is a large pit, which is inedible. The skin is generally yellow or orange with a slight tinge of red. Apricots are high in nutritional value as well as a good source of fiber.

Flavorosa Pluot

Available in the late spring through summer.

A treat of the very early season, Flavorosa is a medium-sized Pluot with beautiful, dark purple skin and red flesh. Resembling a plum, this fruit has much more concentrated flavor and juicy flesh. The pluot is a hubrid of 75% plum and 25% apricot.

Dinosaur Egg Pluot

Available in the late spring through summer.

A Dinosaur Egg aka D’apple Dandy is a pluot. Pluots are a cross between  75%  plum and  25% apricot with mottled pale green to yellow red-spotted skin. The flesh is sweet with a red to pink colorway and low in acidity.

Angeleno Plums

Available in the  summer to early fall.

The Angeleno plum is a medium size fruit with dark purple skin. Flavor is sweet and firm and is consider a freestone plum.

For information about seasonality and availability, please inquire with your VegiWorks’ Sales Representative for more details.