Nectarines are a sweet and fragrant fruit with similar characteristics to peaches. However, unlike peaches, their skin is smooth and deep red, interspersed with yellow patches of varying sizes depending on the variety.
Of all the yellow-fleshed varieties mentioned below, the gold standard remains the much-loved Big Top with its optimal consistency, deep red colour and high sugar content, which is harvested from the second week of July. Diamond Ray nectarines, which are similar to Big Tops, are harvested immediately afterwards, together with Alitop, an extremely interesting and tasty variety. Next to ripen is the Pit Stop variety. This is an excellent nectarine with yellow flesh and a vibrant colour that is very juicy and has a high sugar content. It is very similar to the Big Top but less prone to rust. The season continues with consolidated bicoloured red-orange varieties such as Stark Red Gold and Nectaross, before finishing with Max and Sweet Red. We also produce the white-fleshed Magique variety, which is sweet and juicy with a very pleasant taste.
Nectarines generally have a sugar content of 9 - 15 degrees Brix and around 42 Kcal/100 g, with a vitamin C content of 6.6 mg/100 g.