Nectarines come from the same family of fruit as peaches and their appearance is quite similar. They can be distinguished from peaches by their vivid red colour and their fuzzless skin. They are sweet and juicy and depending on preference can be enjoyed while still hard and crunchy or left to soften first.

Available: Late July – September


Ontario Nectarine Salad with Minted Chili Dressing"Garden greens are abundant throughout the summer and into early fall. a variety makes this salad interesting both in texture and colour. When mixed with fresh nectarines and finished with a zesty dressing, it comes alive and tickles the senses! - Chef Mark Picone, Vineland ON