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Stone Fruit Fool

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Recipe by Delilah’s Farm for The FruitGuys INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups peach, nectarine, and/or plum, pitted and sliced 1/2-inch thick (see Cook’s note) 1 tablespoon butter 2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream 1 tablespoon powdered sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla PREPARATION Melt butter in a sauté pan over low heat. Toss fruit with the [...]

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I’m Dreaming of a White Solstice…

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By Gretchen Bay As the summer solstice draws nigh, visions of beautiful white orbs are starting to dance in the minds of fruit lovers everywhere. Are these spheres celestial bodies, aligning for the dawn of a new season? No! They’re delicious white peaches and nectarines that have started appearing in The FruitGuys’ fruit crates! These [...]

Preparation Tips

Simply wash and eat out of hand, slice, or chop for use in salads, smoothies, and more. Enjoy!

Storage Tips

Peaches (white and yellow) continue to ripen after picking. Store at room temperature out of direct sunlight until they give softly to the touch and have a sweet aroma. Once ripe, refrigerate as necessary to prevent spoiling, but cold temperatures may change their texture and taste.
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Grilled Cheese and Stone Fruit Sandwich

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Recipe courtesy of Delilah’s Farm INGREDIENTS 2 peaches or nectarines, or 4 plums cut into 1/2-inch slices 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 4 slices of bread, preferably whole grain 4 slices of white cheddar or brie, or 6 oz. of chèvre 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper Mustard of your choice (optional) Butter (soft) or vegetable [...]

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Fire Sweet Yellow Nectarine

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The Fire Sweet Yellow Nectarine is a sub-acid (low tartness) honey flavored clingstone, with an almost all red skin color. It comes from Summer Fire and August Red stock.

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Arctic Star White Nectarine

Arctic Star nectarines are white fleshed and low-acid. This semi-freestone catches the eye with beautiful dark red skin.

Storage Tips

Nectarines are climacteric, which means they ripen after picking. They should be stored at room temperature, away from sunlight and heat until they give softly to touch and have a sweet aroma. We strive to deliver them to you on the firm side so they won’t be damaged in the shipping. Ripening can be hastened by placing them in a paper bag on the counter. When they’ve reached the desired ripeness, eat or refrigerate for up to several days.
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Arctic Queen White Nectarine

Arctic Queen nectarines are sweet with mottled red over white flesh. Rich with flavor, the freestone flesh of Arctic Queen is low in acid, yielding a delicious, sweet flavor.

Storage Tips

Nectarines continue to ripen after being picked. Store them at room temperature out of direct sunlight until they give slightly to touch and have a sweet aroma. We generally deliver them a bit on the firm side so they won’t be damaged during shipping.

Nutritional Tips

Ripening can be hastened by placing them in a loosely sealed paper bag on the counter. When they’ve reached the desired ripeness, eat or refrigerate for up to several days.
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Arctic Blaze White Nectarine

Although Arctic Blaze sounds like a skating team – it is indeed another excellent invention from Zaigler’s Tree Nursery. Rich and firm, creamy white flesh – which means it’s sweet.

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August Red Nectarine

August Red is a freestone yellow nectarine from the classic Red Diamond and the elusive Autumn Free.

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Stone Fruit

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Everything you always wanted to know about stone fruit (but were afraid to ask) Stone fruit season is coming. Here’s a primer on some of our favorites. Stone fruit that is woven into the pit is called “cling.” Fruit that has less fiber woven into the pit is called “semi-cling.” And fruit that is free [...]

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Arctic Mist White Nectarine

Rainier White, White Caps, Dove, Linen, Bone, Blanco, Acoustic White, Eggshell, Sierra, Frost, Mist. It’s no longer simple to pick up a bucket of white paint. Arctic Mist nectarines are white fleshed and low-acid. This freestone is variegated red and green.

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Caramelized Stone Fruit Crostini

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Recipe by Tanya Milosevich INGREDIENTS 3–5 plums, peaches, and/or nectarines, cut in quarters, stones removed Juice of one Valencia orange 3 tablespoons sugar Slices of baguette, toasted 1  1/2 cups fresh ricotta cheese PREPARATION Put orange juice and sugar in a pan and heat until sugar is dissolved. Put stone fruit in the pan and [...]

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Summer Bread Pudding

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Courtesy of Delilah’s Farm INGREDIENTS 1 cup very coarsely chopped plums 1 cup very coarsely chopped nectarines 1 cup grapes, cut in half 1/2 cup orange juice 1/4 cup agave nectar 8 slices white or egg bread, crusts removed Whipped cream or ice cream (optional) PREPARATION Heat fruit, orange juice, and agave nectar in a [...]

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Nectarine Peach Frappe

Adapted from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone Ingredients 2 nectarines 1 peach 1 1/2 cups yogurt, keifer, or buttermilk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 6 ice cubes 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed orange juice Preparation Peel and slice the fruit. Place in a blender or food processor and puree together with yogurt, vanilla, orange juice, and ice until smooth. [...]

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Yellow Summer Bright Nectarine

A classic yellow nectarine, one of the family Bright. Sing harmony with sisters Rose Bright, Diamond Bright, and Spring Bright.

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White Sweet Home Nectarine

Lynyrd Skynyrd sings “Sweet Home Alabama”, FruitGuys sing “Sweet Home nectarine, where the fruit is so true, Sweet Home nectarine, lord, we bring it fresh to you.”

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White Nectarine

Get direct access to sweetness, cousin to the white peach sans the fuzz. With names containing Pearl, Diamond, Arctic, Fire, Bright many white nectarines add bling to the summer months.

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White Nectarine

Peaches with out the fuzz! Actually, nectarines ARE peaches but with a recessive gene that makes them a little sweeter and with a smooth skin. Cut down the seam, twist and separate: with one bite you can prove Mendel’s genetics and enjoy a sweet-tasting fruit at the same.

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Summer Beaut Nectarine

Bright yellow flesh and full flavor. Her friends call her “Beaut” for “fine, beautiful, promise of happiness.”

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Orbit Flat Nectarine

“I am crushing your nectarine! I’m a crushing your nectarine!” Mutters Mr. Tyzik as he views the fruit through the inch high gap between his index and thumb. This fruit has done no wrong to Mr. Tyzik, it is a perfectly fine fruit. It’s just forced perspective.

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Nectarine

Peaches with out the fuzz! Actually, nectarines ARE peaches but with a recessive gene that makes them a little sweeter and with a smooth skin. Cut down the seam, twist and separate: with one bite you can prove Mendel’s genetics and enjoy a sweet-tasting fruit at the same.

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Honey Blaze Nectarine

A baby from of the famous fruit tree developer Floyd Zaiger’s nursery. Honey Blaze nectarines are yellow fleshed with a wonderful red glow.

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Donut Nectarine

Different from the donut peaches, this nectarine can be sweet (and not astringent) in both the firm and soft form. There is a great amount of taste and sweetness in these and although it looks a bit odd and bumpy upon first sight.

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Diamond Pearl Nectarine

White fleshed nectarines are sub-acid and very sweet. That it is developed from a branch of “Candy White” nectarine is a hint to its natural sweetness.

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