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

July 25, 2014

The Great Tomato Debate

Confused by terms like heirloom, open-pollinated, hybrid, and GMO? We’ll help you sort them out.

July 18, 2014

Meet Marcy

CUESA is excited to welcome our new executive director, Marcy Coburn! Find out what inspires her work.

July 11, 2014

Farm Tripping

Summer is prime time for agritourism. Here’s our list of local U-picks, tours, and other farm fun.

July 09, 2014

A Fond Farewell from Critical Edge Knife Sharpening

Bob Kattenburg retires after 19 years as the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market’s knife sharpener.

July 04, 2014

On the Farm at Marin Roots

Take a behind-the-scenes look at organic veggie growing with the young farmers at Marin Roots Farm.

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 »