Nectarines White



White nectarines are available in the late spring through summer.

Culinary Uses

The white nectarine’s tender flesh and sweet flavor make it a desirable choice for fresh eating. Peel and slice into wedges for use in fruit salads or top with yogurt, granola, and honey for breakfast. The stone should be removed before using in cooked dishes such as pies, tarts, cobblers, jams, jellies, and preserves. Add sliced nectarines to green salads or grill slices and serve over ice cream. White nectarines can also be pureed and used in smoothies or blended sauces. When purchasing white nectarines choose those that feel heavy for their size, give slightly when pressure is applied gently with your thumb, have a fragrant aroma at the stem end, and are free of soft spots or bruises.


Store ripe nectarines in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Unripe fruit should be left at room temperature until fully ripe before refrigerating. Nectarines can also be frozen whole or pureed for up to 4 months. Enjoy this sweet stone fruit while in season!


Nectarines make a delicious snack when eaten fresh from the skin. Cut into cubes or slices and serve as part of an appetizer platter along with other fruits and cheeses. Include white nectarine wedges on top of cereal or oatmeal for breakfast or lunch. White nectarine halves make a great base for grilled cheese sandwiches – layer slices onto bread, add your favorite cheese and grill until the cheese melts.

Use white nectarines to make a unique salsa topping for grilled chicken, fish or pork. Start by combining finely diced white nectarine, fresh cilantro, minced jalapeño pepper and salt in a bowl. Mix it all together and spoon over your favorite entrée! Nectarines also add an interesting twist to classic desserts like cobblers, crisps and pies. Try adding sliced white nectarines to pancakes or waffles for a special twist on breakfast. Enjoy!

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