Stone Fruits

There is nothing that reminds me more of summer than biting into a juicy peach. I also have clear memories of packing the cooler full of plums to head down to the beach with my parents as a kid. Stone fruits are just symbolic of summer. Nectarines, cherries, mangoes, apricots, peaches and plums all fall under the name “stone fruits.” That’s because they contain big, hard seeds (relative to the size of the fruit). Most of them are in season from June-August, here’s a guide to stone fruit health benefits and the most common, delicious varieties



  • Apricots
  • Nectarines
  • Peaches
  • Plums