Peaches View More

(prunus persica)   The peach is quite possibly the sweetest, juiciest member of the rose family.  All peaches, like apricots, plums and cherries, are classified as stone or drupe fruits because their flesh surrounds a hard center seed.  In peaches, this seed is red-brown, oval shaped and surrounded by a wood-like exterior.   There are… Continue Reading

Bell Peppers View More

(Capsicum annuum)   Sweet peppers, also known as bell peppers, are members of the nightshade family, which also includes potatoes, tomatoes and eggplant. It’s easy to see why sweet peppers acquired the nickname “bell” – their lobed shape is quite reminiscent.   Sweet peppers can be traced back thousands of years to their wild origins… Continue Reading

Papya View More

(Carica Papaya)   Reputably referred to by Christopher Columbus as the “fruit of the angels”, papayas have long been revered for their sweet, musky taste and ample health benefits.   Papayas are spherical fruits with a buttery flesh, similar to that of a soft melon. Papaya skin ranges in color from green–orange to red–yellow.  The… Continue Reading