What's hitting its peak in July? Santa Rosa Plums
Introduced in 1906, the Santa Rosa is still the gold standard for farmers market plum flavor, though it has fallen out of favor commercially. Click here to find out how to choose, store and prepare these ruby delights. And take a spin through one of our most popular photo galleries: Market Fresh: Cooking through the seasons. It's your guide to feasting on fruits and vegetables when they're at their height of freshness. We have recipes, too, from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen.
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