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Burkart Stonefruit Season Begins

Peach and nectarine season has begun!  The season generally starts around May 1st and can continue into November as the production areas move into Oregon and Washington.  Burkart Orchards has some of the most flavorful stone fruit and is located only four hours south of San Francisco in Dinuba along the northern border of Tulare County. We can look forward to the many varieties changing about every 1 to 2 weeks.

The peaches we typically see early in the season are the sweet cling variety which means the fruit “clings” to the pit unlike a freestone peach where the fruit falls away easily from the pit. The bottom of the peach comes to a tapered point with a cling stone peach unlike a free stone peach that has a flat bottom.

Fun Fact:

The only difference between peaches and nectarines is that peaches are covered in a light fuzz.

Burkart Orchards had a little bit of rain earlier this week which may cause some nectarines to crack. Until Richard Burkart gets into the orchard to pick and pack, he won’t know the result of what the rain might have done to the fruit. Stay tuned for updates on the stone fruit crop and the many delicious, juicy and sweet varieties we can look forward to.

Free stone peach with a flat bottom

Free stone peach with a flat bottom

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Cling Stone Peach with a tapered end

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