Stone fruit in season! 10/10/16
My favourite fruits: plums, nectarines and peaches are in season from October.
There was an upside to those chilly winter days across South Africa. South African Stone Fruit Producers’ trees have responded well to our winter weather and, now the long, slow spring is yielding an enthusiastic blossom and excellent fruit.
In early October you’ll start to see peaches, plums and nectarines appearing in your favourite shops and weekend markets.
Stone fruits are some of the most versatile fruits available. Not only are they delightful and healthy as a fruit indulgence on their own but they can also be used to make everything from delicious jams, sensational pie fillings, sweet and spicy chutneys to a main ingredient in summer salads, smoothies, alcoholic drinks and even sauces.
These fruits can also be grilled, poached and roasted.
It’s their season, and what a season it is going to be. Here’s a checklist of the main varieties and when they will be available:
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