Peaches, Plums, Apricots, Nectarines, Cherries, and Prunes are all what is known as a stone fruit, due to their hard stone-like pit in the center of the fruit. Read more about caring for and using these fruits below.
If you’re in Texas and are curious about growing a stone fruit tree and stone fruit production, start by reading this article about how stone fruit trees fair in Texas from Aggie Horticulture.
Besides being a great treat for eating – these stone fruits are great for slicing to throw in salads or for desserts! But how do you remove that pesky stone? Watch our video below and follow along step by step!
- On a cutting board with a sharp knife, make a slice into the center of the fruit along the lengthwise side – try to follow the fruit’s natural seam.
- Rotate the fruit around on the cutting board with the knife still inside – this should split the fruit in half.
- Using your hand or a spoon grab and remove the stone pit.
- Slice and use as your recipe calls for!