Twin Dried Nectarines

Prunus persica
Donated by Chris Olstad

Weight: 15 g (left) and 19 g (right)
Length: 3.5 cm in diameter (each)

two wrinkly dehydrated nectarines

Nectarines are best stored at temperatures of 0° C (32° F) and in highly humid conditions. The latter was clearly not the case with these two. These twin nectarines were side by side as they dried, one leaning into the other. As a result they are unevenly shaped and somewhat lopsided.

A nectarine is a genetic variant of a peach. A recessive allele is what makes the skin smooth—lacking peach fuzz. Otherwise peaches and nectarines are very similar.  NEXT >

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