Nectarine Fruit Facts Page Information
Availability by variety
Nectarines are essentially the same fruit as Peaches, the primary difference is
that nectarines are smooth-skinned and peaches are fuzzy. The smooth-skin
characteristic that distinguishes nectarines is a minor genetic variation, like
red hair among people; it is even possible that a peach tree may suddenly
produce a branch that bears nectarines, and vice versa. Most recommended
varieties have red-and-yellow skins with yellow or white flesh.
Our "California Tree Ripe" varieties have a high sugar content and flavor.
Discover a mouthful of intensely sweet, golden fruit.
How to Store:
To speed up the ripening process, place nectarines in a paper bag and store
loosely at room temperature. Once ripe, nectarines will keep in the
refrigerator for a week.
· Low fat
· Saturated fat-free
· A good source of vitamin C
Detailed nutritional informatin can be found by searching the
USDA Nutritional Database
. Enter "Nectarine" (no quotes) as the keyword and select the link and report
The nectarine belongs to the family Rosaceae. It is classified as Prunus
persica variety nucipersica.