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Nectarines

Some interesting fruit trivia: nectarines are actually cultivars of peaches. They are of the same species, but due to a recessive gene, they do not develop the characteristic fuzz of a peach but a smooth skin, more like a plum. The mutation also leads to a firmer, spicier tasting flesh. Like peaches, nectarines can be either freestone or cling stone, depending on how embedded the pit is within the flesh.

In Season

May, June, July, August, September, October

Recipes with Nectarines

Honey Cake with Lime Basil Curd and Stone Fruit

Penelope Lao, Liholiho Yacht Club

White Nectarine and Burrata with Guanciale Chip Crostini

Carl Foronda, 1760

Hot and Cold Stone Fruit Salad with Toasted Almonds

Dmitry Elperin, The Village Pub

Stone Fruit Shrub

Elianna Friedman, CUESA’s Market Chef

Articles about Nectarines

June 01, 2012

Springing Forward into Summer

Summer is almost here! What farmers market treats are you looking forward to? We’ll give you the inside scoop on the season’s gems.

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