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
DECEMBER 12, 2013
Innovation drives success of family fruit business
Innovation and new technology keeps the family tradition going for future generations.
Fruit grower Phil Tregunno is proud of being the fourth generation of his family [read more]
AUGUST 19, 2013
Simply Delicious: Ontario peaches
Weather conditions really took a bite out of peaches last year. Although hail storms affected some crops this season, things are looking a lot better. [read more]
AUGUST 16, 2013
Breeding new plum a sweet gig for University of Guelph scientist
It’s a plum gig coming up with new fruit for farmers to grow and people to eat.
Just ask Jay Subramanian, a tree fruit breeder with [read more]
AUGUST 15, 2013
Plums are featured in recipes for crepes, endive and hazelnut salad and soup
Here are some recipes to try using plums.
Plum Crepes With Cardamom and Honey Whipped Cream
These crepes are delicious for breakfast, brunch or dessert. The plums [read more]
ontario peach & nectarine events
JUNE 19, 2013 - JUNE 19, 2013
Essex Kent Orchard Tour 2013