Summer’s Best Fruits and Vegetables
Plums, Peaches, and Nectarines
How to choose: Ripe stone fruits should yield slightly when gently squeezed. Plums should have dull, not shiny, skins.
How to store: Refrigerate plums and yellow peaches in a plastic bag for up to 5 days; nectarines and white peaches in a plastic bag for up to 1 day.
Best uses: Like berries, stone fruits are wonderful eaten out of hand and baked in pies. They can also be roasted, poached, sautéed, and grilled.
Try these recipes:
- Five-Spice Pork Chops With Grilled Plums
- Beef, Watercress, and Peach Salad With Lime Vinaigrette
- Peach Crisp
When it comes to the do’s and don’ts, you’ve got lots of questions. Here, solutions for making the season merry and bright.