Yellow Nectarines

Did you know that Nectarines do not gain any sugar content through ripening after they are picked? However, as a Yellow-flesh Nectarine softens and the juices release within the flesh – the fruit tastes sweeter.

An ideally ripe Nectarine will give just slightly to a squeeze in the palm of your hand. It only takes a day or two at room temperature to soften a Nectarine to juicy-sweet.

Nectarine Tips

  • Select Nectarines that are free from soft spots or wrinkles. The fruit should have deep yellow skin with red blush over must of it.
  • Avoid Nectarines that have green-color where yellow would be – a sign of immaturity.
  • An ideally ripe Nectarine will give just slightly to a squeeze in the palm of your hand. It only takes a day or two at room temperature to soften a Nectarine to juicy-sweet.
  • Prevent “mealy fruit.” Too many days on your counter or, worse too many days in your fridge, will leave you with a mealy, dehydrated Nectarine.