Nectarines

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

Hot and Cold Stone Fruit Salad with Toasted Almonds

Dmitry Elperin, The Village Pub

Stone Fruit Shrub

Elianna Friedman, CUESA’s Market Chef

Heirloom Tomato, White Nectarine, and Mozzarella Salad with Blackberries and Sweet Basil

Charlie Vollmar, Epicurean Exchange

Shaved Zucchini and Nectarine Salad

Sarah Henkin, CUESA’s market Chef, with Twilight Greenaway

Articles about Nectarines

June 01, 2012

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About CUESA

CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is dedicated to cultivating a sustainable food system through the operation of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and its educational programs. Learn More »