Stone fruit includes cherries, plums, nectarines and peaches. The Dutch region of De Betuwe, where FruitMasters is based, is well known for its abundance of cherries and plums.
Like plums, cherries are referred to as stonefruit because they contain a stone-like pit. There are several different cherry varieties; some are sweet while others are fairly tart.
The plum is a stone fruit, which grows on plum trees that may grow very tall, with a height of three up to even seven metres. The oval fruit has a stone in its centre.
The nectarine is a mutant of the peach and also a stone fruit, which refers to fruit with skin, flesh and a hard stone at the centre. The nectarine differs from the peach thanks to its skin, which is smooth, rather than velvety.
Peaches are stone fruits. They generally have a soft, velvety skin, hiding the tasty flesh and a hard stone in the centre.
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