Information on Nectarines
Nectarines are commonly showcased side by side with peaches,
nectarines are a similar, but yet different fruit. The best way
to identify the difference between a nectarine and peach is by
the lack of fuzz on the nectarine.
Nectarine, like peaches, most likely originated in China more than 2,000 years ago and were cultivated in ancient Persia, Greece and Rome. Nectarines were grown in Great Britain in the late 16th or early 17th centuries, and were introduced to America by the Spanish. Today, California grows over 95% of the nectarines produced in the United States.