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Quantity/Pack: 12 count
Seasonality: May - Sep
Nectarines are very closely related to peaches and in fact, only differ by the gene that creates the "fuzz" on the outside of a peach.
Nectarines, like peaches, originated in China over 2,000 years ago and were cultivated in ancient Persia, Greece and Rome. They were grown in Great Britain in the late 16th or early 17th centuries and introduced to America by the Spanish.
Contrary to popular belief, they are not a cross between a Peach and a Plum. Nectarines are very closely related to peaches and in fact, only differ by the gene that creates the "fuzz" on the outside of a peach. By allowing firm nectarines to sit at room temperature until soft to the touch, they will become increasingly juicy and sweet.
Besides cobblers, pies and tarts, the texture of nectarines also makes them ideal for sautéing and grilling. Try them on the BBQ with your fa vorite sauce for a mouth watering surprise.
Melissa's Organic Nectarines, are grown naturally fresh and juicy without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides. Melissa's Organic label reads: "Melissa's Certified Organic Produce is free of artificial or synthetic fertilizers and full of unforgettable, great tasting flavor. Our farmers use traditional earth-friendly farming methods inspected by a nationally recognized agency to verify organic authenticity. Melissa's Organic Produce, a choice made closer to nature." Organic Nectarines are preferred for reasons of taste, health and the environment.
Melissa's Organic Nectarines are hand-selected for excellent quality. Store at room temperature for up to one week after ripening. Most stone fruit may be refrigerated to stop the ripening process. Organic produce should not be stacked with non-organic produce.
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