The peach is the fruit from a species of prunus with a sweet flesh and a fuzzy skin. Peaches with white flesh typically are very sweet with little acidity, while yellow-fleshed peaches typically have an acidic tang coupled with sweetness, though this also varies greatly. Both colours often have some red on their skin. Low-acid white-fleshed peaches are the most popular kinds in China, Japan, and neighbouring Asian countries, while Europeans and North Americans have historically favoured the acidic, yellow-fleshed kinds.
What are Nectarines?
The nectarine is a cultivar group of peach that has a smooth, fuzz less skin. Though fuzzy peaches and nectarines are commercially regarded as different fruits, with nectarines often erroneously believed to be a crossbreed between peaches and plums, or a "peach with a plum skin", they belong to the same species as peaches.
How much does one cup of peaches / nectarines weigh?
Estimated US cup to weight equivalents:
|Peaches / nectarines
|fresh - peeled/sliced
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Seasonal Information: Nectarines
This information relates to countries in the Northern Hemisphere; United Kingdom, USA, Europe, Canada, Russia, etc.
Nectarines are at their best and in season during the following months: July, August & September.
Seasonal Information: Peaches
This information is specifically for countries in the northern temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere; particularly the United Kingdom, however it should be applicable for northern USA, northern Europe, Canada, Russia, etc.
Peaches are at their best and in season during the following months: July, August & September
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