This Week's Fruit: October 8, 2018

 
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Emerald Beaut Plums
Frog Hollow Farm, Brentwood, CA
A freestone plum, the Emerald Beaut is a delicate green that turns golden with a hint of a blush. It has a firmer texture than the Santa Rosa with a crisp almost crunchy mouthfeel. One of our most hardy fruit, the Emerald Beaut just gets sweeter and sweeter without losing texture as it ages.

Flavor Fall Pluots
Frog Hollow Farm, Brentwood, CA
These large, late-season pluots are reddish-purple over tender, yellow flesh that's extremely juicy.

Hosui Asian Pears
Frog Hollow Farm, Brentwood, CA
Hosui pears that while still crunchy have a more melting mouthful, making the texture combination when eaten out of hand spectacular. Very juicy and sweet with a mild pear taste.

Mixed Heirloom Apples
Frog Hollow Farm, Brentwood, CA
You'll receive some combination of the following varieties:
Ashmead's Kernel is a small apple which has been in cultivation since the 1700's with old-fashioned russeting on the skin. It is has a very crisp mouthfeel with a sweet-tart finish.

Cox's Orange Pippin, an English variety grown since the 1800's is considered by many to be the epitome of a des- sert apple. Complex and rich flavor issues from this small fruit with an orange-red skin and yellow flesh.

Jonagold is an American apple developed in the 1940's in Geneva, NY. It is a cross between a Golden Delicious and a Jonathan. A larger apple with bright white sweet flesh balanced with just the right amount of acidity.