A modern descendant of Le Grand, this freestone brings the richness of gem peaches in smooth-skin form to the midsummer. Red Diamond is a rare supermarket nectarine that is worthy of backyard culture. Completely red outside, deep orange within, purple at the pit, rich, sweet, acidulous, outstandingly juicy when allowed to ripen on the tree at home. Produced by Fred Anderson, who learned fruit breeding from Grant Merrill, who learned from Luther Burbank: "unimpeachable" ancestry. On Lovell.