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By Terri Hahn

Stone fruit season comin to a close


September 9, 2021

As summer draws to a close (where did it go?), so does the peak season for stone fruit.

Stone fruits are a classification of fruits also know as drupes: They have a thin skin and a "stone" in the center, which contains the seed. They're in season starting in early spring and continue though early fall.

Peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums and cherries are all in vogue and ready for plucking and eating. Named for their pits that are hard as stone, the fruits have a fleshy, edible outer layer covered with a fuzzy or smooth skin.

Stone fruits are perfect for baking as they tend to hold their...

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