A member of the rose family, the nectarine is aptly named: it means sweet, invigorating, delicious. This mouth-watering fruit with 10th century China origins did not reach the shores of America until 1513, and it was centuries before they were more than a rare delicacy. Organic Whites have a skin of pastel green tinged with red, and pale white flesh with a delicate sweetness.
Storage & Handling: Just place the fruit in a paper bag, fold the top over loosely, and keep it at room temperature for 1-3 days. Check the fruit daily. Tip: never use a plastic bag; it may cause decay and can produce off-flavors. Once fruit is soft, or ripe, it can be stored in the refrigerator for a week or more. Tip: never place firm or unripe fruit in the refrigerator as it may inhibit the ripening process and can cause the fruit to become dry, mealy and flavorless. Organic produce should not be stored with non-organic produce.