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Nectarines

What Is the Difference Between Peaches and Nectarines?

You probably read this headline and are feeling pretty sure you know the answer to the titular question. It's fuzz, right? That's the difference. Well, essentially yes. Peaches are just furry, unshaven...
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July 2018 Dish of the Month: STONE FRUIT CAKES

herby
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...

Gastro Obscura: The Quiet Rescue of America’s Forgotten Fruit

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

As we kick off stone fruit harvest season in Northern California, this morning I was fascinated to read about C. Todd Kennedy, one of the state’s premier fruit experts, collectors, and growers and ...

Stone Fruits 2017 @ Andy's Orchard in Morgan Hill

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Andy's Orchard in Morgan Hill is my favorite source of tree-ripened stone fruit. It opened last week for the season. My first time to visit at the start of the harvest, beginning with cherries, and...

What's up with the stone fruit this summer?

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by watertowngourmet 2 years ago

Anyone have any idea why all of the larger stone fruit (peaches, nectarines, plums) are tasteless? I have yet to find a good peach (firm, sweet, ripens well). My go-to is usually Wilson Farms (or R...

Cling vs. Freestone Peaches and Nectarines

debodun
by debodun 3 years ago

Is there any way to tell the difference between freestone and cling peaches or nectarines without cutting into the fruit?

Got Any Peach Ripening Secrets?

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by niki rothman 13 years ago

I'm sick and tired of (expensive) peaches and nectarines that refuse to ever get ripe and juicy on a sunny window sill - it's infuriating. All too often mine turn into soft potatoes - mealy, if you...

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