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

Cherries View More

(Prunus avium/Prunus cerasus)   Cherries are drupe, or stone fruit, aptly named because their juicy flesh surrounds a hard center seed. Members of the Rosaceae family, genus Prunus, cherries are a distant relative to peaches, plums, and apricots.  Interestingly, the term “cherry tree” can be applied to all members of the genus Prunus, no matter… Continue Reading