This Week's Box: July 16, 2018

Fantasia Nectarines
Frog Hollow Farm, Brentwood, CA
Quickly becoming one of our best-known and most popular varieties, the Fantasia is a tapered heirloom variety. It's deep golden flesh is amazingly sweet and smooth, and its marbled bright red skin makes for exceptionally beautiful presentation. Like many of our more unique and heirloom varieties, the Fantasia is a far more fragile fruit than most farms will even consider growing. Like the Suncrest peach that often ripens at the same time, the Fantasia is easily bruised when allowed to ripen properly on the branch, but we're sure you'll agree that the taste is well worth the risk.

Suncrest Peaches
Frog Hollow Farm, Brentwood, CA
A Slow Food Ark heritage variety, the Suncrest has all the old-fashioned taste of days gone by. Its a truly memorable peach whose firm but juicy flesh provides a real eat-over-the-sink experience. Gently tapered, the Suncrest has hardly any blush to speak of on its rich yellow skin. A more fragile variety, the Suncrest bruises easily when picked, but as many of our farmers market customers know, a picking bruise means the fruit is extra delicious.

Santa Rosa Plums
Frog Hollow Farm, Brentwood, CA
Santa Rosa plums are famous for their beautiful dark skin, yellow flesh and are delicious eaten fresh or canned. This heirloom variety was developed by Luther Burbank in, you guessed it, Santa Rosa.

Dapple Dandy Pluots
Frog Hollow Farm, Brentwood, CA
Playfully called the "dinosaur egg" pluot, the Dapple Dandy has marbled pink and green skin over delicate white flesh threaded with rose. Kids especially love this pluot for its distinctive coloration and the lack of tartness in the skin.