We're now in the transition time between the exit of good citrus and apples, and the advent of stone fruit and melons. Apricots have arrived, with reviews ranging from "adequate" to "not bad for this early". The ones I've sampled were tasty, but handle with care, as they bruise easily. California nectarines and peaches are also coming in now, with the nectarine getting my vote for flavor. The first red cherries are good, but very pricey. Expect plums in about two weeks, with Black Beauties appearing first, followed by the Flavorosa pluots out of Reedley. California Desert cantaloupes and honeydews will arrive any day now.