New Zealand nectarines are available from January to March.
Storage and Handling
Store at room temperature.
The nectarine history runs parallel with the peach. The nectarine originated in China and was taken to Persia and then on to Greece and Rome.
Nectarines got their name after a Chinese emperor referred to them as “nectar of the gods”
Nectarines belong to the same species as peaches
Occasionally peach trees can produce a few nectarines and vice versa
*Source: 5+a Day