Bored by the usual fruits available this time of year? Bananas. Blueberries. Strawberries. Ho-hum.
Here are two you probably never have heard of - lemon plums and Heritage Reserve navel oranges.
The lemon plums resemble lemons down to their pointy tips, but their flavor is anything but sour. As these plums ripen, the lemon-yellow skin turns a beautiful reddish hue and the flavor is sweet and juicy. The plums are from Chile and are nearing the end of their season. But I found them at Festival Foods last week for $3.99 a pound.
Coming into season are Heritage Reserve navel oranges, a variety grown exclusively in California's Central Valley. Planted between 1898 and 1960, they are from some of the state's earliest orange groves. Known for their exquisite sweet flavor, the oranges will be in stock at Cub Foods by this weekend at $1.19 a pound.