The fruit should be filled out and look to be full sized. The frozen fruit will keep for 6 months. Ripe nectarines should be plump and firm with smooth skin. Nectarines are grown, harvested and processed the same way peaches are in Canada. Try nectarines with rice, chicken, fish, in sandwiches, salads or as a base for chutney. If not, then it wasn’t quite ready yet. 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A new Burchell variety, strong colour and very solid fruit. Not all the fruit on a tree will ripen at the same time and so workers will harvest the tree multiple times over the course of a few weeks each season. Our main produce is nectarines but we also grow plums and peaches. Hands down the BEST White Nectarine on the market, a Montague Tree variety that ticks every box. Finally, the fruit should slip easily from the tree. They are hardy, but require full sun and do not like heavy, poorly drained soil. the limited fruit that was packed last season was very impressive. However, peach production makes up almost 3% of commercial Canadian fruit production while nectarines account for less than 0.5%. When Are Peaches and Nectarines in Season? What does that mean? Their flavour and colour are similar but their size is generally smaller than a peach and of course they don’t have fuzzy skin. Will be a full commercial harvest in 2020/21 to get more variety details. A Montague Tree variety, has incredible colour, size and firmness, with good to average flavour. Ripe nectarines can be peeled, sliced and frozen in a single layer on a cookie sheet before being transferred to a resealable freezer bag. There are certain things like color, heft, firmness and aroma that are good indicators of ripeness. Well, some of it is trial and error. Nectarine harvest season runs anywhere from midsummer to mid-autumn, depending upon the cultivar and USDA growing zone. The limited fruit we seen in 2019 was excellent, very excited for this variety. An industry standard early nectarine. That slice is becoming more of a wedge in the pie chart. When is the best time to pick a nectarine and how to harvest nectarines? Grown in South Australia and Victoria, our red and black plums, peaches and white and yellow nectarines all have their own unique, sweet flavours. The table below shows when each fruit in the list is in season in Perth and Western Australia. Copyright 2020 © SHARP Fruit. All Rights Reserved. The most heavily planted commercial White Nectarine in Australia, and rightfully so. A beautiful nectarine. Nectarines can be picked when they are close to being ripe and then ripened indoors in a brown paper bag or on the counter. A nice crunchy nectarine to start the season, has enough sugar to make a solid performer. Nectarines happen to be one of my favorite fruits, but it can be hard to tell the exact perfect time to pick them. The heady tell-tale ambrosial aroma of ripe nectarine should be evident. A new variety that has been planted by our orchards over the last two seasons. A new PSB variety that we will see its exact characteristics in the 2020/21 harvest season, A nice crunchy nectarine to start the season, has enough sugar to make a solid performer. Another traditional Pearl series. Harvest Start Date: 28th November (estimated) Size Profile: TBC. We currently offer pick your own blueberries, nectarines, plums, peaches and tomatoes. This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. Written by one or more of our Canadian Food Focus worker bees! Nectarines are also available as Trixzie® miniature fruiting trees. Harvest Start Date: 14th November. Look for fruit that is still firm but with a slight give. Nectarines are a source of Vitamins A and C, and potassium. May Pearl. Brix: TBC. Find more gardening information on Gardening Know How: Keep up to date with all that's happening in and around the garden. Nectarines can be picked when they are close to being ripe and then ripened indoors in a brown paper bag or on the counter. For more information, see our privacy policy here. The size is medium only, but what it lacks in size it makes up with flavour, a wonderful eating nectarine, the second best white nectarine. White-fleshed nectarines will have a background color of white. Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON – Nectarines, the fuzzless peach, used to occupy a narrow slice of tender fruit offerings in Ontario. One medium-sized nectarine has 67 calories. One of the best post Christmas nectarines, has all the key attributes, Size, Colour and Flavour. A great variety that has great success for the Chinese New Year period. It is impossible to stop at only 1 Flavour Pearl! A very good exporting variety. Smith said Watsonia started harvesting nectarines in mid-May. Niagara Peninsula Fruit & Vegetable Growers’ Association. It may take a little practice, but soon you will be an old hand at picking nectarines. Our last White Nectarine that has fantastic colour and yield. You can unsubscribe at any time by emailing info@canadianfoodfocus.org, or by using the UNSUBSCRIBE link provided in every email. Sharp will harvest its first commercial crop this 2020/21 season. Place them in a paper bag left at room temperature, out of direct sunlight for 2-4 days. But how do you tell if it’s time for nectarine tree harvesting? Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips! Ripe nectarines are handpicked from the trees to prevent bruising and damage. Whether you’re on team nectarine, peach, or plum, our juicy Australian stone fruit is now at its finest. Give nectarines a quick rinse under cool running water just prior to eating.They are most often eaten raw with the skin, but they are also good sliced as a topping for cereal, yogurt, pancakes or ice cream. That said, there is no comparison to picking a nectarine, perfectly ripe, still warm from the sun and immediately sinking your teeth into it. Nectarine harvest season runs anywhere from midsummer to mid-autumn, depending upon the cultivar and USDA growing zone. 28th November (estimated). Knowing exactly when to pick a nectarine isn’t as simple as looking at the calendar. An excellent way to finish the season. They should give slightly to fingertip pressure, especially along the seam. Notes: Sharp will harvest its first commercial crop this 2020/21 season. 20 Jul, 2017 By Karen Davidson 0 Comments. If the tree doesn’t want to let go easily, it is telling you to hold your horses. A new Zaiger variety that we will see a small quantity of fruit in 2020/21 to asses the key attributes. Depending on where they are grown, peaches and nectarines might be freshly available all summer long, but June through the beginning of September are the most robust months for these fruits to be in season.