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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.

Peach varieties

Semi-Freestone Peaches
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.

Freestone Peaches
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.

Nectarine Varieties

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

APRIL 04, 2014

Local fruit and vegetable growers get financial boost

Grimsby Lincoln News

By Luke Edwards

BEAMSVILLE — As the jingle goes, good things grow in Ontario, and on Wednesday the province announced funding that will [read more]

APRIL 03, 2014

HNHB LHIN funds migrant agricultural worker health services

Community Health Centres in St. Catharines and Brantford to receive new funding

Grimsby Lincoln News
GRIMSBY — A new investment will make is easier for migrant [read more]

APRIL 03, 2014

Ontario Tender Fruit Growers Announce Local Food Fund Project

News Release

Ontario government to provide funding for consumer and retail awareness initiatives


For immediate release

Vineland, ON, April 3, 2014 – Ontario’s tender fruit growers are [read more]

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]

ontario peach & nectarine events

JUNE 19, 2013 - JUNE 19, 2013

Essex Kent Orchard Tour 2013


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