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Nectarine Fruit Facts Page Information
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Nectarines 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.

Nutritional Facts:
· Low fat
· Saturated fat-free
· Sodium-free
· Cholesterol-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 of interest.

Scientific classification: The nectarine belongs to the family Rosaceae. It is classified as Prunus persica variety nucipersica.