Welcome Produce Professionals!

Your selling success is our number one priority. Here you'll find all things stone fruit, from handling to where it comes from to how to encourage use as an every-day ingredient.

Here are some great facts to know about stone fruit:

Peaches, Plums, and Nectarines were cultivated in China around 2000 BC. The Spanish brought the fruits to the East coast of North America in the 16th century. By the 21st century, peaches, plums, and nectarines are produced in 29 US states with California the largest producer.

Summeripe® fruit is an excellent source of essential vitamins and minerals including vitamin C, potassium,
and vitamin A. They are free from fat, sodium, and cholesterol! Plums may also help combat fluid retention. These attributes contribute to a healthy lifestyle!

You can find specific nutritional information on each of our commodity pages: Peach, Plum, Nectarine, Plumcot

Peaches, Plums, and Nectarines contain beneficial phytonutrients and antioxidents.

*Phytonutrients help reduce the risk of chronic diseases, such as cancer, heart disease, arthritis, and eye ailments.
*Antioxidents can protect skin from damaging UV rays and are believed to stimulate the immune system

Summeripe® fruit has been naturally ripened before you purchase it from the store - brown paper bags are no longer required! No special handling is necessary to enjoy The Ultimate Eating Experience™. Once the fruit is purchased from the store, Summeripe® fruit can be eaten immediately or stored in the refrigerator to slow down the natural ripening process.

Summeripe® peaches, plums, and nectarines can be used in all categories of cooking - breakfast, lunch, dinner, grilling, dessert, beverages, and everything in between!

We have tons of great recipes for you to get to know, and share with consumers. Let us know if you need some recipes for in-store!

Frequently Asked Questions

Ripened naturally prior to shipment.

Our Summeripe protocol has been developed over time in partnership with UC Davis and Dr. Carlos Crisosto. We use a special ripening room using carefully monitored and controlled temperature and humidity to achieve perfect pressure before cooling.

To simulate the natural environment and "finish" what Mother Nature started. 

The fruit becomes soft (lower pressure) and would bruise during the harvest and packing process. By picking at peak pressure, we're able to finish the process naturally in our conditioning process.

No, the fruit is completely ripe when it leaves the Summeripe® shipping facility. You can expect Summeripe conditioned fruit to drop in pressure at room temperature, without a paper bag.

No! Nothing but temperature and humidity. No gasses or chemicals are used in the conditioning of our fruit.

No, it may have a high sugar level, but it can also have a high acid level, thus creating a less than desirable taste. The fruit will generally be very hard and will not ripen consistenly.

The stickers are required by all grocery stores. Since fruit comes in different sizes and varieties, the stickers aid the cashiers to distinguish between the difference. Additionally, the stickers help evaluate consumer trends.

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