Nectarines

More than a Peach, not less, is the Nectarine. It does lack a peach's skin, but in its best representatives, has an aroma and flavor that no peach can approach. The rich, complex fragrance of a true nectarine is almost impossible to describe to the uninitiated, but it is real, and somehow connected with the glabrous skin of the "slick peach." Yet a nectarine tree may produce an occasional branch of peaches, or even of fruits that are half nectarine, half peach, and the flesh will change in aroma accordingly! Nectarines are self-fruitful and require the same considerations as peaches, but are peculiarly sensitive to brown rot and cannot well be ripened where rains are usual during summer.