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Nectarines

Where do they come from?

The nectarine comes from China. It is essentially a peach tree which morphed genetically over time. It is difficult to tell these two trees apart. The name was given to it because of its taste, since it is sweet like nectar. It mutated from peaches, getting rid of the fuzz on the skin and gave us the wonderful taste of the nectarine.

When should they be planted?

The harvest of nectarines begins in May and is completed at about the end of September. The fruit can stay alive for about 3 months if refrigerated, when cut open.

Climate

The peach tree loves mild, warm summers and mild winters. Peaches come from China. They belong to the same family as the rosebush and are the same species as cherries and plums. Peaches and nectarines are the same species but one has fuzz and the other doesn’t.  

Nutritional analysis

  100 g  % RI
Energy (kcal)  48

2

Fats (g) 0.1 0
Saturates (g)  0 0
Carbs (g) 8.7 3
Sugars (g) 8.7 10
Fibre (g) 2 8
Protein (g)​ 1.4 3
Salt (g) 0 0

The values represent the percentages offered to cover the needs of most people which are 2000 kcal per day.Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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