Stone Fruit 101

With Stone Fruit season upon us we thought we would run you through everything you need to know to make sure you get the best of the best when picking it out.


What is Stone Fruit?

Stone fruit is the name for any fruit with a hard and relatively large seed at it’s center – this includes peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, and more. Basically, they are all the delicious fruits you can’t get in winter because of how delicate they are.

How to pick it out?

Give the fruit a slight squeeze – it should be firm without any big bruises or wrinkled skin. In addition, they should smell sweet. Stone fruit is picked before it is completely ripe, so if you find yourself with some that isn’t as ripe as you would like, place it in a paper bag over night with an apple to help accelerate it’s ripening.


It’s grilling season so we have to start with these delicious packets of grilled stone fruit served with ice cream from Alton Brown.

Grilled Stone Fruit

If you are looking for the other end of the spectrum, try this spicy stone fruit salsa.

stone fruit salsa

Looking for something a bit more hearty, try out this delicious salad recipe.