Information about Fruits: Nectarine

About nectarines, information about the fruit, production, history and varieties in the world.

Nectarine

Grown in California and Oregon. Said John Keats in 1819, "Talking of Pleasure, this moment I was writing with one hand, and with the other holding to my Mouth, a Nectarine--good God how fine. It went down soft, pulpy, slushy, oozy. . . ." They are soft and brighter in color than the peach and without fuzz. They contain lots of vitamin A. They are also eaten dried.

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