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Sweet Burkart Nectarines

Sweet nectarines are the latest addition to the Burkart stone fruit arriving at Earls.  Last week the first of the yellow and white peaches arrived.  The biggest difference between nectarines and peaches is the lack of fuzz on the skin.  Nectarines are usually smaller, more aromatic and sweeter than peaches and the skin is a deeper red color.

Nectarines are more delicate than peaches and bruise easily. Look for fruit with smooth skin and avoid fruit with soft or wrinkled skin. Ripe fruit will give slightly to touch and they will ripen up at room temperature within 2-3 days.

Richard Burkart grows his high-quality organic peaches and nectarines on 65 acres near Dinuba along the northern border of Tulare County about 4 hours south of San Francisco.