Round or oblong shaped, with a yellow and red skin color. The nectarine is sweet but its skin may come with a tart flavor.
Peak Growing Season
California growing season lasts from May to October, with the peak growth time between June and August.
Can be eaten out-of-hand, or with skin peeled and added to other meals like fruit salad or yogurt.
Nectarines can bruise easily, so handle them with care. Before using remember to wash with cool water and dry the fruits.
To ripen the nectarines store at room temperature (65-72 degrees Fahrenheit) until no longer firm. Refrigerate the fruits in the coldest part of the refrigerator, ideal temperature is 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
Best if Used By
For best quality, use fruits three to five days after refrigerating.
One 3.63 ounce peach (1/2 cup) provides:
|Dietary Fiber||1.2 g|
Sources of Information
Produce Oasis [www.produceoasis.com]
National Agricultural Library [http://ndb.nal.usda.gov]
USDA Food and Nutrition Service [http://www.fns.usda.gov/team-nutrition]
Produce Marketing Association [http://www.pma.com/]