Stone fruit season is right around the corner, and things have been heating up in the Valley. It doesn’t appear things will stay hot for long, but if they do the season could be coming even sooner then anticipated. What does this mean for the fruit if things continue this direction? A large increase of heat usually means faster maturity, not necessarily for these mid May varieties, but the Early June varieties may close the gap a little and land more on top of each other. But that scenario is unlikely because temperatures are expected to come back down at the beginning of the week, with the chance of rain on Monday.
This year’s crop is looking to pick up closer to the end of May, with good tasting mid season flavor in late May. Below gives you an idea of what those pieces of fruit look like today; Spring Flame 21 Peach, a Zee Fire Nectarine and a Flavorosa Plum.