Look for rich colours with smooth skin and no green patches or brown spots. If the flesh of apricots, nectarines, peaches and plums dent slightly when pressed, combined with an appealing, fresh fragrance, this is a good indication that they are ripe and ready to eat. For cherries, they should have a deep colour, feel firm but juicy and be easy to bite into.
Stonefruits are best stored at room temperature until ripe. Once ripe, refrigerate and consume within three to five days for the best taste experience. Cherries should be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week.
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