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
AUGUST 25, 2014
Ontario Pears Are Now In Stores!
Ontario Bartlett Pears are now available in grocery stores and at local Farmers' Markets! Get them while they last and check out our recipe page [read more]
AUGUST 24, 2014
Coronation Grapes Now Available!
Ontario Coronation Grapes are now available at your local grocery stores and Farmers' Markets! It's a great crop this year! Get them while they last [read more]
AUGUST 22, 2014
In-Store Sampling on now!
For the next 4 weeks Ontario Tender Fruit will be available for sampling at some of your favourite Grocery Stores in Ontario! Take a look [read more]
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]