Undoubtedly one of the most important apple varieties of the 20th century, both as a commercial variety in its own right, and as breeding stock for many other varieties. Very good flavor when home-grown.
Golden Delicious apples are firm, crisp, and white-fleshed. These apples have a balanced sweet-tart aromatic flavour, which has been described as honeyed. The flavour varies depending on where these apples are grown; in a cool climate, the number of acid increases, actually creating a sweeter flavour. When grown in warmer areas, the acid content is lower, creating a milder flavour. The sweet-tartness of the Golden Delicious means this apple is a good fresh eating variety. Fresh, raw apple slices may be added to green salads, fruit salads, or grain salads. Golden Delicious apples also have the necessary acid content and stability for baking. They can be baked into crisps, crumbles, tarts, cakes, galettes, and breads. Apple slices may also be cooked down into preserves and kinds of butter, or pureed into sauces and soups.
Apricots are one of the first signs that summer is coming... try our Sicilian early apricots with their delicate taste and sweet scent for a bite of your summer holidays!
Relatives to peaches, apricots are small, golden orange fruits, with velvety skin and flesh, not too juicy but definitely smooth and sweet. Some describe their flavour as almost musky, with a faint tartness that lies somewhere between a peach and a plum. Fresh apricots with a plentiful supply of vitamin C and are in season in Italy from May through August.
Grown off the coast of Italy on the island of Sicily, these vibrant and fragrant fruits are a perfect way to work towards a healthier diet.
Every week we are told about the importance of our 5-a-day and you could be one step closer to your goal with the purchase of these juicy yellow nectarines. The nectarine is often confused with a peach and is often called the \'shaved peach\' due to its smoother feel compared to its counterpart. Grown under the shadow of Mount Etna on the island of Sicily, these nectarines have been nurtured until ripe and are now perfectly in season. Whether you are eating these on the go, or are incorporating them with a pie for dessert, these flavourful nectarines are a great addition to anyone\'s fruit bowl.