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.

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Characteristics

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

Nutritional Facts Learn more here!

Stemilt grows its yellow nectarines organically under the Artisan OrganicsTM label.

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.

Fun Facts

  • 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.