SEATTLE -- Queen Anne Thriftway and Admiral Thriftway are plowing ahead with plans to obtain more signature, "ripened to perfection" stone fruit this year, based on record sales of tree-ripened peaches last summer. The three-unit independent sold more than a quarter more of its "perfect peaches" in 2001 than it had the previous year, bringing the total to 85,000 pounds sold in six weeks. And earlier in the summer, having obtained a pallet and a half of specially handled Rainier cherries ...
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