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Stone Fruit 101

Stone Fruit 101

The following information and photography was provided courtesy of our partners at Family Tree Farms.

There’s nothing more refreshing than biting into a ripe and juicy piece of stone fruit on a hot summer day! Sure, you’re familiar with peaches, plums and apricots, but what about plumcots, apriums and all of the delicious varieties in between?

When it comes to finding the perfect stone fruit, we hold quality and variety to the highest standard. Our partners at Family Tree Farms bring this standard to life through their innovative assortment of fresh and delicious fruits that channel the best characteristics of the stone fruit you know and love.

Step outside of your stone fruit safe zone and try some of our most unique varieties that will be arriving throughout the summer.

Not sure where to start? Check out this helpful guide.

What is a Plumcot?
Plumcots are part plum, part apricot with more plum characteristics. Not only do sweet apricot qualities balance out the sour hints from a traditional plum, but each variety has its own distinctive fusion of flavors, size and color.

Plumcot Varieties

Flavor Gator: The Flavor Gator is the most intriguing plumcot from Family Tree Farms thanks to its speckled green appearance. Slice into one and you’ll find a deep, red interior that is packed with juicy sweetness.

Flavor Gator

Flavor Grenade: The Flavor Grenade is crisp and refreshing with notes of plum, apple and a hint of sweet pineapple.

Flavor Grenade

Gold Rush: Beneath the red, green and gold skin of the Gold Rush plumcot is a dense and juicy yellow flesh. Strong flavors of plum and apple perfectly reflect the changing season.

Gold Rush

Plumogranate: A black plumcot with a deep, dark red flesh. Plumogranates burst with flavors of plum, berry and pomegranate. Plus, they are packed with healthy disease-fighting antioxidants.


Supernova: The skin of a Supernova is a red/purple color with a starry speckled skin. Inside, a deep red flesh is bursting with flavors of plum and melon. Just like the plumogranate, the red flesh is packed with disease-fighting antioxidants.


What is an Aprium?
Apriums are a combination of apricots and plums, with more apricot than plum. While most apriums will taste mainly just of apricot, Family Tree Farms’ unique varieties have hints of raspberries and plums, like fruit juice without the added sugar. Their flesh is juicier and firmer, and they make the perfect summer snack.

Aprium Varieties

Midnight Rose: This fantastic tasting aprium variety has a soft, velvety purple exterior and a jewel-toned flesh that is incredibly juicy with hints of raspberry, plum and apricot flavors.

Midnight Rose

Purple Rose: The Purple Rose aprium has a light orange flesh with a velvety skin. The flavor is sweet like a plum, with hints of mango.

Purple Rose Aprium

What is a Donut Peach?
This unique stone fruit variety is a flat-shaped, tender peach with one-of-kind colors and rich aromas. It’s shape and scrumptious flavor makes it ideal for summer snacking.

Donut Peach Varieties

Yellow Peach Pie: This variety has terrific flavor and a completely unique appearance. There’s absolutely no blush, but rather a bright, golden yellow color throughout. It has a rich, melt-in-your-mouth flavor and texture.

Peach Pie

Heinen's Grocery Store

By Heinen's Grocery Store

In 1929, Joe Heinen opened the doors of a small butcher shop on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio, aiming to establish himself as the city’s purveyor of quality meats. As customers came into Heinen’s new shop for their meat purchases, they began asking him to carry groceries as well. Joe added homemade peanut butter, pickles and donuts and by 1933, business had grown enough to include a line of produce and canned goods. Heinen’s Grocery Store was born.

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