Learn how to select, store, prep and cook your favorite summer fruits. We’re talking juicy peaches, sweet apricots, plums, mangos, nectarines and cherries. The fruits of summer are nothing but fresh, healthy and delicious. Try one of our recipes below or merely eat them on-the-go—juice running down your chin, and without a doubt, a smile on your face.
What is a Plumcot?Just like its fun name implies, plumcots are a hybrid of a plum and an apricot. With dozens of varieties of apricots and plums to choose from, the assortment of plumcots is as diverse as it is delicious! Look for these extra-flavorful stone fruit in your neighborhood Sprouts.
Tips for Stone Fruit
Tip 1: Not quite ripe yet?Place your stone fruit in a paper bag, out of direct sunlight at room temperature. Check daily for perfect ripeness.
Tip 2: Extend FreshnessWhen your stone fruit is ripe, store in a plastic bag in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. This will preserve freshness for an extra three to five days.
Tip 3: Whoops, too ripe …Don’t toss your stone fruit yet! Roughly chop up the fruit, toss in a saucepan with a little water, a touch of sugar and dash of cinnamon. Cook down until fruit is soft and syrupy, for a delicious fruit compote to top ice cream, waffles, pancakes, yogurt and more.
Family Tree FarmsIn the heart of California’s Central San Joaquin Valley, the Jackson family grows, packs and ships over 86 million pounds of stone fruits and blueberries every year. Their mission is to consistently produce, package and market the most flavorful fruit in the world. But it’s not just about how much they produce. After many conversations around the dinner table they came together and developed a vision for the family farm that focused on producing fruit that had a flavor profile like no other. Together, the family combined faith, hard work and integrity to create a collection of the most flavorful fruit, searching around the world for varieties with superior flavor. They partnered with many of the world’s top plant breeders, securing the exclusive rights to grow their best varieties on their farms. Sprouts had the pleasure of touring their farm and the Research & Development Center is truly one-of-a-kind, allowing them to bring the science of growing together with the art of farming. Their farming practices nurture the fruit to protect those tasty properties so they can bring extra delicious stone fruits from their family to yours.
Stone Fruit RecipesFaced with a pile of ripe stone fruits, it’s natural to think of sweet cobblers and crisps. But foodies are also using summer fruits in savory applications like salsas and salads. Toss some in your morning yogurt or breakfast cereal, throw them on the grill alongside meat, experiment with some of the recipes below, or just eat them out of the palm of your hand.
- Pork Chops with Rosemary Plum Sauce and Roasted Veggies
- Peach Parfait with Maple Bacon Crumbles
- Grilled Apricot & Pesto Prosciutto Flatbread
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