Monday, September 04, 2006

Epps Nectarines

I found these in the Market on Thursday. They were gone by Friday. And I've been happily eating them since. They're smaller than the average nectarine, and seem more like a plum. Their flesh is like a plum, some of them are small enough to pop whole in your mouth (you can eat around the pit, like a cherry), and they're hairless, mellow, sweet and gem coloured. The Ontario fruit basket handles said "Epps Nectarines", which could be the variety, or the farm. I don't know, but I recommend picking some up if you come across them.


Shayo said...

Those look so good. I'm jealous; I love nectarines but sadly, most of the ones sold in our neighborhood stores are tasteless and gross. I've managed to get a few good ones this summer but not as many as I'd like.

Mom said...

I think these are called 'pluots' - a new variety that is crossed with a plum! There is also a plum & apricot cross (delicious!!)

Nerine said...

No, these are actually nectarines. The basket said nectarines. I've seen and tassted pluots- they're more purply, larger and taste different.