I love nectarines, I found this very interesting.

By: nonstickron

Aug 27 2012

Category: Uncategorized

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“The fruit we call nectarines is virtually identical to the fruit we call peaches, except for one noticeable feature. The skin of most peaches contains fuzz, while the skin of nectarines is smooth. The same mutation responsible for the fruit’s smooth skin is also responsible for the spicier taste and slightly smaller size. Both grow from the same parent peach trees, which have been known to produce examples of both fruits at the same time. Essentially, there are no nectarine trees, only peach trees with a genetic mutation.”

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