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What is Stone Fruit | Common Drupe Fruits in North America

June 6, 2023
Stone fruits, also known as drupes, are a type of fruit with a hard outer layer and a soft inner flesh. They are typically round or oval in shape and have a single seed inside. Common examples of stone fruits include peaches, plums, cherries, apricots, nectarines and mangoes. In North America, some of the most popular drupe fruits include apples, pears, peaches and plums. These fruits are packed with essential vitamins and minerals that can help to improve overall health. They are also delicious when eaten fresh or cooked into various dishes.

I saw a word called stone fruit in US Supermarket, and I checked it back. It is a kind of drupe fruit. The scientific name is Prunus. It is characterized by a hard core surrounded by pulp. Sort out some seasonal drupes (the amazing thing is that berries are also one of them).

🍑 Peach

There are really a lot of peaches in American supermarkets, and a peach article will be published later

Season: April in Florida, May in California, June in the southern United States, July in the Northeast and the Great Lakes, August in the Northwest

Recipes: Peach Cobbler, Peach Salsa

🍑 Nectarine

Smooth-skinned and firm-fleshed, the name comes from the Latin word for nectar

Season: May in California, June-August elsewhere

Recipes: Pizza, Wraps, Nectarine Tart

🍑 Plums

Common varieties in the US are thin-skinned, juicy Japanese plums that range from egg yolk to burgundy

Season: June-September in the United States, May-October in California

Recipes: Plum Jam, Plum Tart


Known for its unique orange color and sweet and sour taste, the soft fur on the skin is especially cute

Season: May to July in most of the US, August in Washington, Michigan and northern states

Recipe: Dried Apricots, Apricot JamPS: Pluots, Plumcots, and Apriums are hybrid varieties of various plums and apricots


The homepage collection (in which everything can be classified) has a special introduction to cherry varieties

Season: Sweet Cherry May-June in California and June-August in most of the U.S.; Sour Cherry in late June and July in warmer regions and August in cooler regions like Michigan and Washington

🍑Raspberry raspberry

There is a special introduction to berries in the home page collection (in which everything can be classified)

Season: June-October