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White Nectarines Extra from France

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White Nectarines Extra from France offer a luscious balance of fragrant aromas, rich flavors, and juicy texture, perfect for discerning palates seeking a sweet, low-acid fruit.

Tasting Notes from the Curator

White Nectarines Extra from France offer a distinct sensory experience, beginning with their fragrant and complex aroma. The bouquet includes subtle vanilla, honey, and warm spice notes, enveloping the senses with an almost floral allure. The flavor profile showcases honeyed sweetness, more pronounced than that of yellow nectarines, balanced by a creamy vanilla undertone and a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg. The low acidity highlights the fruit’s natural sweetness, making it more satisfying and complex. Texturally, the nectarines boast a smooth, taut skin that is visually appealing, with a white base and a red-pink blush. The flesh is aqueous and succulent, offering a tender consistency that is neither too hard nor too soft, melting in the mouth with overt juiciness. These characteristics make White Nectarines Extra from France a unique and luxurious choice among stone fruits.

Pairings & Suggestions

Fresh Consumption

  • Whole Fruit: Simply wash and bite into the luscious flesh.
  • Sliced/Diced: Ideal for a quick, refreshing snack or a visually appealing fruit platter.

Salads

  • Arugula & Goat Cheese Salad: Toss white nectarine slices with arugula, crumbled goat cheese, and a light vinaigrette for a vibrant starter.
  • Mixed Fruit Salad: Combine nectarines with strawberries, raspberries, and a hint of mint for a refreshing summer treat.

Desserts

  • Nectarine Tart: Layer slices over almond cream in a tart shell, bake until golden brown, and finish with a light honey glaze.
  • Nectarine Cobbler: Mix sliced nectarines with sugar and lemon juice, top with biscuit dough, and bake until bubbly and golden.

Beverages

  • Bellini: Blend white nectarine puree with Prosecco for an elegant cocktail.
  • Smoothies: Combine nectarines with yogurt and a splash of orange juice for a refreshing morning drink.

Savory Dishes

  • Grilled Nectarines and Prosciutto: Grill nectarine halves and wrap in prosciutto for a sweet and savory appetizer.
  • Pork Tenderloin with Nectarine Salsa: Top grilled pork with a salsa made from diced nectarines, cilantro, and lime juice.

    From Ancient Gardens to Modern Kitchens

From Ancient Gardens to Modern Kitchens

White nectarines have a fascinating history that spans millennia. Originating in ancient China over 3,000 years ago, they were treasured for their smooth skin and sweet flavor. Introduced to Europe by Alexander the Great, they quickly became a favorite in the orchards of Greece and Rome. From there, they spread to Persia, Spain, and eventually France, where the temperate climate proved perfect for cultivation. French horticulturists refined the varieties, enhancing the fruit’s sweetness and texture. Today, white nectarines from France are celebrated globally, gracing the tables of discerning food lovers and gourmet chefs alike. Their journey from ancient gardens to modern kitchens is a testament to the enduring appeal of this succulent fruit.

Storage Instructions

Store unripe nectarines at room temperature away from direct sunlight. Once ripe, refrigerate in a perforated bag for up to 5 days. For longer preservation, slice and freeze or can in syrup.