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Food Group 5


Citrus fruits


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The following is a list of Nectarines (Fresh Food Central, 2007).

  • Arctic Gold
  • Fantasia
  • Florda Crest
  • Gulf Prince
  • June Gold
  • Redgold
  • Suncoast
  • Sunglo
  • Zephyr

Definitions and References:

"Nectarines are close relatives of peaches, and there are records of peach trees turning into nectarine trees, or at least producing nectarines. However, this is the exception rather than the rule. In general nectarines are smaller than peaches, with a firmer flesh. They also, of course, are missing the fuzz-like covering on the skin. They are also quite different in colour, usually with a red, purple or greenish tinge to the yellow background colour of the fruit, whilst most peach varieties are ultimately red-orange on a yellow background. Nectarine trees are also slightly less hardy than peaches. "  (Fresh Food Central,

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