Stone Fruit Season Update
The California stone fruit season started off strong in mid-May and over the past few months we have seen a good supply of fruit in all sizes. As we race towards the end of August, the California stone fruit season is winding down with a limited supply of late season fruit. No need to panic, we will continue to have a good supply of stone fruit out of the Pacific Northwest through most of September.
Buyer beware: Stone Fruit at different times of the season, coming out of different regions, will eat differently. We always recommend talking with the produce buyer of your favorite store and asking where your food is coming from.
How to eat late season peaches and nectarines
Late July to early August peaches and nectarines will have a lower moisture content, so eat them less ripe and more firm than earlier varieties. As a general rule, fruit harvested after June 1st is of the freestone variety. Cut around the center of the fruit from top to bottom and the fruit halves will fall away easily revealing the pit. Now is the best time to show off beautiful slices of fruit in your sweet and savory dishes.