Stone fruit


Peaches, wild peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots and cherries. All of these are stone fruit – also called summer fruit because of their availability in the European summer. A true Staay speciality for years. With its own cultivation in Spain of apricots, plums and cherries, and a close relationship with several specialised growers. We guarantee a continuous supply of high-quality stone fruit throughout the summer. During the summer season, supplies shift from southern Spain (Seville) through the interior (Badajoz) to northern Spain (Lerida). The largest supply of cherries comes from the unique microclimate in the Jerte Valley (Extremadura). And is summer fruit only available in the summer? Not at Staay! In the winter months, the supply continues as usual from our growers in South Africa and Chile.

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Origin Origin

  • Spain

  • Chile

  • South Africa

Availability Availabilty

  • Year-round


  • Plums - Spain

  • Apricots - Spain

Frequently asked questions

What is stone fruit?

(Wild) Peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots and cherries are called stone fruits because of their relatively large, hard stone.

What is the best way to store stone fruit?

That depends on what kind of stone fruit it is and whether you want the fruit to continue to ripen. For example, apricots, cherries, peaches and nectarines are best kept in the fridge. Plums, on the other hand, are best stored outside the fridge. Fruit will ripen best if kept in a fruit bowl.

How long can you store stone fruit?

In the fridge, stone fruit will last up to seven days. Outside the fridge, the fruit ripens well and it will last you up to two days.

How healthy is stone fruit?

Every type of stone fruit has its own health benefits. Cherries contain a lot of vitamin C, fibre and potassium. Apricots and nectarines contain vitamin A and plums are full of fibre. By eating a variety of fruit, you get all the vitamins you need and work on your health.

Recent news


Takeover Westende Fruitteelt by Staay Food Group

Staay Food Group will expand its own growing capacity substantially with the takeover of Westende Fruitteelt B.V. in Fijnaart.

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Spanish summer fruit season starting early

This week, we’re receiving the first melons from Spain a little earlier than usual. The first peaches and nectarines will follow next week.

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