05.07.2011 03.Tammus, 5771
Some of the season’s best perks are the fresh fruit – peaches, plums, nectarines and apricots, not to mention grapes and melons.
The Ben-Dor farm, in northern Galilee, grows fruits that are sweeter than usual – making them perfect for desserts. Amongst the special fruit are the Pita peach and nectarine, both very juicy and sweet. The yellow nectarine tastes almost like mango. The new attraction is the Rose Water nectarine that is red inside and out and has a very sweet aroma.
Ben-Dor’s apricots come in six colors: white, red, dark red, black, spotted and orange, but the real “gourmet,” according to the growers, is the Red Heart plums, that have a green skin and are red inside, just like a watermelon.
Most of the Ben-Dor produce is exported to England. In Israel it is available at Hatzi- Hinam, Rami Levy, Tiv Ta’am, Mega and at Ben-Dor’s own stall in the farmers’ market at Tel Aviv Port. For more information go to http://www.bendorfruits.co.il….