From citrus and apples to persimmons and marionberries, our fruit guides take a deep dive into produce big and small, offering some tips along the way.

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15 Lesser-Known Berries You Should Try
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The Best Way to Prevent Cut Apples From Browning
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The Science of the Best Sorbet
Pawpaws: America's Best Secret Fruit
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How to Macerate Fruit
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A Guide to the Best Apples for Apple Pie | The Food Lab
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Jam Making 101: The Secrets to Getting Jam to Set Like a Pro
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Have You Ever Tried an Opal Apple?
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How to Make a Fresh-Fruit Swirl for Ice Cream
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All About Persimmons and Persimmon Varieties
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How to Cut Citrus Fruit Into Wedges, Slices, and Suprèmes | Knife Skills
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We Juiced Hundreds of Lemons and Limes to Find the Best Manual Citrus Juicers and Reamers
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How to Bake a Pie With Frozen Fruit
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How to Cut a Pineapple Like a Badass | Knife Skills Video
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Quick-Ripen Bananas for Baking Using the Power of Enzymes
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Vú Sữa: Vietnam's Milky Fruit
Cocktail 101: Selecting and Caring for Citrus
Mature Fruit
How Does Your Dragon Fruit Grow?
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Jackfruit
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Spice Hunting: Chipotle
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How to Make Yogurt Popsicles With Your Fruit of Choice
Hundreds of persimmons suspended on round drying racks, drying in the sun
Grocery Ninja: Dried Persimmons Are a Taste of Honeyed Sunshine
A bowl of tong sui
Snapshots from Asia: Tropical Fruit Feast; Tong Sui, Sea Coconut, and Toddy Palm Fruit
Perfect Apple Pie
The Food Lab's Top 9 Tips For Perfect Apple Pie
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Cocktail Science: 8 Tips and Tricks For Getting the Most Out of Citrus
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A Guide to Tropical Fruit in South America
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Cider Apple Guide: Sharps, Sweets, and Sharp-Sweets
Cranberries
Hey Chef, What Can I Do With Cranberries?
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In Season: Meyer Lemons
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Are Heirloom Tomatoes Always Worth The Price?
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10 Frozen-Fruit Recipes for a Taste of Summer Right Now
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Durian
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Grapes of the Amazon: Like the Mangosteen, But Way Better
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Baking Guides: How to Select, Freeze, and Bake with Strawberries
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Scott's Pizza Chronicles: San Marzano Fact vs Fiction
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Can You Name These Fruit?
Preserved: What's the Deal With Fruit Butters?
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Spiced Tamarind Chutney Recipe
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Ultimate Strawberry Popsicles Recipe
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Mango Shandy With Chile, Ginger, and Lime Recipe
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Citrus Salad With XO Sauce and Meyer Lemon Dressing Recipe
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Fruity No-Churn Ice Cream Recipe
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Som Tam Thai (Central Thai-Style Green Papaya Salad)
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Quince Paste (Membrillo) Recipe
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Use Freeze-Dried Fruit for the Most Vibrant, Flavorful No-Churn Ice Cream
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Make an Easy Tart With Fresh Summer Fruit and a Creamy Spread
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Summer Fruit Panzanella Recipe
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Late-Summer Mixed-Fruit Pie Recipe
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Fruit Syrup for Swirled Ice Cream Recipe
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Winter Fruit Salad with Pomegranates Recipe
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Perfect Passion Fruit Parfait Recipe
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3 Ingredients, 5 Minutes: Fruity, Stable Food Processor Whipped Cream
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Pluma Moos (Fresh Fruit Mousse) Recipe
Goi Buoi (Vietnamese Pomelo Salad) Recipe
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Summer Pudding Parfaits Recipe
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Persimmon Sour Recipe
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Fresh Isn't Always Best: 17 Dried-Fruit Recipes for Any Season
Charles Phan's Green Papaya Salad with Rau Ram, Peanuts, and Crispy Shallots