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stone fruit

[′stōn ‚früt]
(botany)
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Worldwide, brown rot is the most important disease risk for stone fruits in warm, humid climates.
When stone fruit hangs for a long period of time on the branch, it allows the fruit to build up its natural sugar content which makes them that much tastier," said James Michael, the vice president of marketing - North America for the Washington State Fruit Commission.
Rootstocks for almonds and stone fruits were tested for their resistance to the Prunus replant disease complex near Parlier, CA.
Stone fruits remain highly seasonal, with the strongest sales occurring during the warmer months of June, July, August and September.
While pitless stone fruits won't be on store shelves anytime soon, the study of plum stones may also have important implications for forestry or biofuel crops--in which lignin is a key source of fiber strength and energy storage.
The three programs chosen by the magazine were Stemilt's 2006 Washington Stone Fruit Program, its Sesame Street Apple of the Month Club, and a Nature Conservancy Program Stemilt conducted on behalf of large, natural-foods retailer.
Unfortunately, as with other stone fruits, commercially harvested apricots are picked before they are ripe.
Welliver's potyvirus test gave the first positive result she'd ever seen for a stone fruit.
This is made from loureiro and pederna grapes and has tippy-toe bubbles which tickle and lift as sprightly lemons and stone fruits entice the tastebuds.
It has crisp red apples and stone fruits on the nose; then to sip - and the reward is a mouth-filling juiciness of apples, berries and apricot with a slatey contrast of dry flint.
Washington, June 19 ( ANI ): Stone fruits - peaches, plums and nectarines - have bioactive compounds that can potentially fight-off obesity-related diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to new studies by Texas AgriLife Research.
A blend of organic grapes Trebbiano, Passerina and Pecorino with a pronounced nose of stone fruits on the nose, lashings of peaches with earthy tones.