Typically pome fruit are developed from the inferior ovary of the flower.
These fruits have a “core” of several small seeds, surrounded by a tough membrane. The membrane is encased in an edible layer of flesh. Trees are deciduous and have a dormant winter period that requires cold temperatures for the tree to properly break dormancy in spring. Our apples and pears are supplied by our own as well as surrounding farms.
Stone fruits, also called drupes, are fruits that have a pit — hence the word 'stone' in their name — surrounded by a fleshy outer area.
Stone fruits are usually low in calories, with an average of just 67 calories per cup of chopped fruit, and they contain less than one gram of fat. In addition, they are packed with essential vitamins and minerals including vitamin C, A, potassium, and calcium. They are also great for improving digestion and lowering cholesterol, with their high fiber content.
Citrus fruits are notable for their fragrance, partly due to flavonoids and limonoids contained in the rind.
Most citrus are juice-laden. The juice contains a high quantity of citric acid giving them their characteristic sharp flavour. Citrus fruits are not only zesty, sharp and juicy, they packed full with essential vitamins.