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.

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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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