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 26, 2016
Lack of rain means smaller fruit, hot temps mean flavour is delicious
MAY 24, 2016
Growers plant new varieties with investment from Greenbelt Foundation
OCTOBER 14, 2015
Pilot Project To Plant 130,000 Tender Fruit Trees In Niagara
OCTOBER 13, 2015
Ontario Supporting Fruit and Specialty Crop Growers