Michigan is a large producer of ripe, juicy orchard “stone” fruits—peaches, plums, apricots and nectarines. Breads, muffins, pies, cobblers, bars, crisps, preserves and fruit salsas are just some of the delicious and nutritious possibilities for preparing stone fruits whether you use fresh, frozen, dried or canned.
- Stone fruits are good sources of potassium and vitamins A and C.
- Most large peach and plum farms are located along the coasts of the lower peninsula.
- Michigan ranks fourth in the nation for peach production and fifth for plum production.