Roche Bros. has made daily trips to the New England Produce Center in Chelsea every day since we opened in 1952. Our buyers hand-select the freshest produce and deliver it directly to each store, alongside local offerings and fresh cut fruit.
Produce Specialists, Sudbury
14 & 17 Years of Service
A stone fruit is a fruit with a large, hard pit inside, known as a stone. Examples include cherries, peaches, plums, nectarines and apricots. These fruits are also known as drupes.
In addition to how sweet and delicious they are, what’s cool about stone fruits is if you plant the stone you could actually grow a tree. But, you see, it might take a while. For example, if you plant a peach pit, it would take approximately three years to grow fruit. And if you’re craving cherries, you’re going to be waiting quite a while if you try to grow them from a pit. After planting a cherry pit, it takes 7 to 10 years before you can expect mature fruit!
So it’s a good thing we are stocked with fresh, seasonal stone fruit at Roche Bros. Bring a peach for a snack at the office or make a cobbler. Make a plum tart or pudding. Snack on cherries at any time of day, bake a cherry pie or serve them with ice cream or frozen yogurt.
One more important fact about stone fruit: as the fruit grows, the stone in the center stays the same size. That means the larger the fruit, the more fruit you get for your money.
At Roche Bros. and Sudbury Farms, we carry only Extra Large or Jumbo Cherries, making sure you get more fruit for your family for your money!