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 10, 2014
Tender Fruit Research Receives Funding
A University of Guelph professor will play a leading role in a new research project designed to strengthen Ontario’s fruit industry. Through the Vineland [read more]
NOVEMBER 11, 2014
Grant to help with earlier varieties of fruit
By Don Fraser, QMI Agency
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 6:06:46 EST PM
A federal grant will help researchers develop Ontario tender fruit varieties that can be [read more]
NOVEMBER 10, 2014
Advancing Tree Fruit and Fresh Grape Sectors in Canada
For Immediate Release
VINELAND, Ontario, November 10, 2014 – A new research program is focusing on changing and improving the product mix for Ontario [read more]
NOVEMBER 10, 2014
Harper Government Invests to Introduce New Tender Fruit and Fresh Grape Varieties
November 10, 2014 – Vineland Station, Ontario – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
Member of Parliament Dean Allison (Niagara West-Glanbrook), on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry [read more]