Nectarines

By: Sierra Pope

History:

  • Unknown Origin
  • First Recorded in 1616 England
  • Speculation in Asia

Season and Growth:

  • Grow in Spring and Summer
  • Need Rainy Winters and Hot, Dry Summers
  • Grow in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres

Descriptions :

Types: Yellow and White Fleshed

Yellow Fleshed- sweet and tart

White Fleshed- are low in acid


Round Appearance

Smooth Skinned

Red, Orange, and Pink Colored

Overly Juicy when Ripe


Can be Used in Recipes as Substitutions for Peaches


Peaches?

  • Nectarines are fuzz less peaches.
  • They are fuzz less because of a recessive allele that needs to have two copies to make peaches into nectarines.
  • Nectarines are a bud mutation found on peach trees.