University of Florida

Plant Identification Learning Module:
Fruits & Nuts

Nectarine (Prunus persica var. nucipersica)

Nectarines are generally the same size, shape, and color as peaches, just a peach without fuzz. Like peaches, they have a suture or crease. However, they may be a little smaller and slightly tarter than peaches. Skin color is mostly red with some yellow.  Flesh is yellow to white, redder near the center. The stone or pit is oval and deeply pitted. Tree is deciduous, small to medium in size to 20 feet, similar to peach. Leaves are bright green, glossy, alternate, and long with toothed margins. Nectarines are grown in north and central Florida.