ONTARIO PEACHES AND NECTARINES
Peaches and nectarines are low in calories, fat and sodium and contain vital nutrients that help maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Ontario leads Canada in both peach and nectarine production with 82 per cent of the national production.
The flesh of these peaches partially clings to the pit and are excellent for eating out-of-hand. Varieties include Harrow Diamond, Springcrest, Candor, Harrow Dawn, Early Redhaven, Garnet Beauty, Risingstar, Brighton, Sunhaven, Harbelle and Sentinel.
The flesh of a freestone peach separates easily from the pit, making it perfect both for eating fresh and for preserving. Varieties include Redhaven, Vivid, Harbite, Harson, Blazingstar, Harrowfair, Starfire, Veeglo, Harrow Beauty, Loring, PF24, Allstar, Coralstar, Cresthaven, Redskin, Glowingstar and Harcrest.
Fantasia has firm yellow flesh; the skin is bright red over a yellow background. It's great for eating with intense flavour.
Harblaze is a medium to large fruit with yellow flesh and mostlyred skin.
ontario peach & nectarine news
JULY 29, 2014
Ontario growers say produce season shaping up to be a “good” one.
A great little video from Global News highlighting the great promise of the upcoming produce season. Check it out below!
JULY 25, 2014
Ontario Peaches hit the stores this week!
Ontario Peaches are now available in stores and at local farmers' markets! Get them now before they are gone, and don't forget to make peaches [read more]
JULY 18, 2014
Ontario Tart Cherries in Pails are Now Available
Ontario Tart Cherries in pails are now available. Quantities are limited so they won't last long![read more]
JULY 15, 2014
Ontario Yellow Plums Now Available in Stores!
Ontario Yellow Plums are starting to arrive in stores! Get them while they last!
ontario peach & nectarine events
AUGUST 09, 2014 - AUGUST 10, 2014
Niagara-On-The-Lake Peach Celebration
It's a two day Peach celebration as Niagara-on-the-Lake pays tribute to the growers and those who promote fresh peaches![read more]
AUGUST 22, 2014 - AUGUST 24, 2014
Winona Peach Festival
The Winona Peach Festival is a group of 20 community churches, sports and service organizations who put together a great weekend of fun for all [read more]