12 Preserves That Capture Summer Flavors at Their Best

Making summer fruit preserves is a great way to capture a taste of the season for later in the year when you could use a little sunshine. If you’ve got a garden of your own, there can be some times...

Stone Fruit near Boston

by daveinmd 2 days ago

Hi folks, Peaches and nectarines are some of my favorite fruit, but I've been frustrated by the quality of the peaches and nectarines I've gotten around here. The stuff from California looks good...

July 2018 Dish of the Month: STONE FRUIT CAKES

by herby 1 year ago

Welcome to July, 2018 Dish of the Month reporting thread! This month we will be baking stone fruit cakes. A stone fruit, also called a drupe, is a fruit with a large "stone" inside. The stone is so...

Soft lemons - still good for juice?

by michaeljc70 1 month ago

I have a bunch of lemons that were in the fridge drawer (not sure how long). They are sort of soft if I squeeze them. If this was an orange or another piece of fruit, I'd toss it. I am wondering...

Alphonso mango PSA

by cavorting 2 months ago

Just to say I got a box of Alphonso mangos at Vik's Chaat for $34. 10-14 mangos, 3-3.5 kg. Waiting for them to ripen! They didn't have kesars despite having prices on the board.

Grenadilla in NYC?

by awills85 3 months ago

Hi all! I recently went to Peru and fell in love with Grenadilla (similar to passion fruit but sweeter). I'm determined to find a place to buy it in NYC but Google searches aren't helping. Has a...


Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 3 years ago

Please use this thread for all reports and discussion of recipes from Rustic Fruit Desserts: Crumbles, Buckles, Cobblers, Pandowdies, and More, our Baking and Dessert COTM for June, July, and Augus...

Dried Lychee nuts?

by Bob 15 years ago

When I was a kid I used to get dried lychee nuts from the Chinese laundries in NYC. I can't seem to find that out here. I had a Chinese friend who said they probably can't import them for health...

Where can I buy Japanese-grown fruits in Toronto?

by scherz0 8 months ago

I refer to their melons, strawberries, peaches that are far tastier than regular Canadian supermarkets' varieties (Loblaws, Whole Foods Market): see http://j-fruits.com/en/, and https://press.ikida...

Am I the only one who hates Harry & David?

by aliris 11 years ago

Harry & David is mysteriously popular, it seems to me. Every year I receive at least one of their baskets piled high with mostly paper and air and absolutely dreadful bags of stale, tasteless-at-b...

Teatime in Narnia: Mr. Tumnus' Burnt Sugar Cake

by rainymuffins 8 months ago

My treat this week was a step into the wardrobe. C.S. Lewis has been a favorite of mine since childhood, and I have always wished I could find myself in the middle of a wintry wood and bump into M...

Fruits these days... goes bad before ripening

by BamiaWruz 8 years ago

It's been over 4 years now that I've noticed that almost all fruits go bad instead of ripenning. Is it just me or is anyone noticing this? I'm not one of those people who forgets about their...

Cotton Candy and generic Moon Drop grapes

by youngho 11 months ago

I was happy to find more Cotton Candy grapes at my local Whole Foods today, but I was surprised to find generic Moon Drop grapes for sale at the Star Market in Auburndale for only 97 cents per poun...

Why is there no fresh guanabana in the US?

by Steve 10 years ago

Guanabana (aka Soursop) is a tropical fruit that seems to be unavailable in the US, except for frozen pulp and the like. Does anyone know why? It's amazingly popular, and you can find the juice i...

Cherry - Funky Stem Taste

by mobiledynamics 12 months ago

Maybe someone knows the answer. Went to wash some cherries. Totally forgot about them and they sat in water for like 2 hrs..... Anyhow, they have a terrible stem taste (obviously not eating the ...

Best stores to find tropical fruits in Vancouver

by maxmillan 1 year ago

I’m looking for fresh soursop in particular. T&T sells a 2 pound size for about $35! Is there another ethnic store, perhaps, that sells it for less? I’m also searching for fresh jack fruit, vari...

Where to find fresh yuzu in Los Angeles? (Ideally westside)

by Eatisan 7 years ago

Searching for the small Asian citrus fruit in L.A., ideally the westside or in Koreatown. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuzu Thanks! (By the way, anyone grow a yuzu around here? I'd plant one ...

How do you pick a SWEET watermelon?

by seefoo 1 year ago

my dad was all over the place. he would primarily look for a fruit with the most bug scratches. his logic was the the bugs targeted the sweeter ones. i've seen him thump them. now? i wish my...

Anatomy of a plum (or any stone fruit)?

by DelightfulFare 1 year ago

I'm writing an article and can't seem to find the name of crease or ridge that exists along the side all stone fruit (the line that makes it look like a bum). Does anybody know what this is called?

Toronto - where to find Rangpur limes or orange limes?

by ilinda 1 year ago

Just got back from a vacation where I had a delicious drink of guaro - sugar and orange limes - apparently also called orange limes. Anyone know where to get them in Toronto?