This Week's Fruit: September 24, 2018

Autumn Flame Peaches
Frog Hollow Farm, Brentwood, CA
While our late-season Summerset has more of a nectarine tang to it, the Autumn Flame brings the peach harvest to a close with a truly nostalgic peach sweetness. The Autumn Flame is naturally more firm but softens beautifully if aged properly on the kitchen counter. It becomes almost as meltingly soft as a Gold Dust if left to enjoy until the skin begins to wrinkle slightly. 

Muscat Grapes
Frog Hollow Farm, Brentwood, CA    
These heirloom grapes are quite different than the modern table grape. The Muscat family is among the oldest of grape varieties and you won’t likely find them commercially due to their fragility. With their firm, tart skin and soft sweet flesh they are a very special treat. A gorgeous green to golden blush color gives way to a perfumed and sweet flavor. These grapes have seeds but the flavor is worth the effort.

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.