Organic and Bursting with Sweetness
Nectarines are one of summer’s best treats! A yellow nectarine has a bright yellow-orange flesh that is covered by a smooth, red-yellow skin.
Nectarines are actually a cultivar of peach. In fact, there is only one gene that separates peaches and nectarines – the one that causes the fuzz! Nectarines have a smooth, fuzz-less skin, dense flesh and tangy-sweet flavor. Genetic studies have shown that nectarines are slightly smaller and sweeter than peaches.
All of Stemilt’s nectarines are organic nectarines, grown in beautiful Washington State.
Exterior: Red blush to full red over a yellow background; sometimes mottled depending on variety
Interior: Bright yellow-orange flesh with red streaks around a single stone
Experience: Very sweet and juicy with mild acidity
Stemilt grows its yellow nectarines organically under the Artisan OrganicsTM label.
Look for the Ladybug!
How to use Yellow Nectarines
When can I find Yellow Nectarines ?
Nectarine harvest starts for Stemilt in Washington State in mid-July. You’ll find our Artisan Organics yellow nectarines in stores from July through September.
- Nectarines are drupes, or fleshy fruits with a stone. Cherries are also drupes.
- Nectarines belong to the same species as peaches. They are not a cross of two fruits.
- Because nectarines don’t have fuzzy skin, they bruise more easily than peaches.
- Yellow nectarines can be clingstone, where the flesh clings to the pit, or freestone, where it separates from the pit. Stemilt has both types.