2022 Fruit Share
This week's share
August 3rd, 2022 Drumlin Farms
Our first fruit share of the season contains a trio of early ripening fruit – Yellow Transparent Apples, Silver Gem Nectarines and Apricots.
Yellow Transparent are a soft early season apple and are named for their pale-yellow skin. They are light, sweet and refreshing. People are often surprised in New England that they ripen so early. They originated in Russia and were brought to the United States in the mid 1800’s. They should be stored in the refrigerator as they don’t last as long as the more hardy fall varieties. Many tout this apple makes the “most creamy” applesauce” due to their texture.
Silver Gem is a sweet, medium sized, white-fleshed early season nectarine. They ripen about two weeks earlier than Redhavens and were developed by the Rutgers Tree fruit Breeding Program. Often thought of as the sweetest white-fleshed nectarine. Many people believe this is one of the best tasting nectarines out there.
The apricots are a medium sized fruit with a gorgeous bright-orange color. They have an exceptional sweet and mellow flavor with a slightly firm flesh, making it great to eat right from the tree. When cooked or preserved, they release sugars that lend themselves beautifully to cakes, pastries, and jams.