Each Mekanzou is less than two inches in length. Mekanzou offer a slightly sweet taste and tender texture when young. Older sprouts will be more fibrous and have a slightly bitter aftertaste
Miyamairakusa are tender and crisp wild edible plants whose leaves, stems and roots are all edible. Leaves are heart-shaped, toothed and hairy; stems are crisp and fibrous. The leaves and stems are covered in tiny stinging and non-stinging hairs
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This item was last sold on : 07/22/14
White nectarines are available during the summer months.
White nectarines, botanical name, Prunus persica nucipersica, are a stone fruit and species within the genus, Prunus, alongside cherries, apricots, plums and almonds. Nectarines are the result of a natural occurring genetic mutation of peaches. There are dozens of white nectarine varieties, with names such as Arctic Rose and Heavenly White. The season for White nectarines continues to expand with the introduction of early ripening nectarines that have been developed to reach the same level of quality and sweetness of their mid and late-summer counterparts. One of the most successful early ripening varieties is named Polar Lights, developed by revered stone fruit horticulturist, Floyd Zaiger.
White nectarines distinguish themselves from Yellow nectarine varieties in their balance of sugar and acid. White nectarines lack the acidity that yellow nectarines contain, thus they are referred to as sub-acid. Fruits are rounded and slightly heart-shaped with a single central groove. Their skin is paper thin, smooth and blushed with hues of ruby, pink and ivory throughout. The flesh is perfumed with aromatics, overtly juicy when ripe, and creamy in color. A ripe White nectarine's texture is tender firm with a melting quality, its flavors rich and decadently sweet with baking spice nuances.
White nectarines are best suited for fresh eating, yet they can also be poached, grilled, made into a compote, syrup, jelly and infused into drinks or added to dessert recipes such as cakes, pies and ice cream. White nectarines pair well with other stone fruit such as apricots, cherries and almonds, citrus, bramble berries, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, cream and custards. Savory companions include herbs such as basil, cilantro and arugula, hazelnut and pistachio nuts and oil, aged cheeses such as manchego, mild cheeses such as chevre and burrata and shellfish such as scallops and shrimp. White nectarines should be stored at room temperature until ripe, then refrigerated. The fruit will remain at that stage of ripeness and can be refrigerated for up to seven days.
Genetic studies have concluded that nectarines evolved due to a recessive allele. Without two copies of a gene, specific genetic traits will not be inherited. Thus, the nectarine naturally occurred as a fuzz-free peach. Bud mutations were isolated and planted as second generation trees to produce nectarine trees. Nectarines still naturally occur as bud mutations on peach trees. The trees' preferred climate is similar to that of the peach. Their growing regions are regulated by the seasons. Only in late spring and summer will fruit become ripe. Nectarine trees need cold weather during the winter in order for the buds to develop properly and a hot dry spring and summer for fruit to ripen. Cultivation occurs in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres which experience opposite summers and winters.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|La Valencia||San Diego CA||858-551-3750|
|Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center||National City CA||619-434-4281|
|B Bar-Vista||Vista CA||760-659-5585|
|Leroy's Kitchen & Lounge||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
|The Crossings||Carlsbad CA||760-444-1800|
|Cowboy Star||San Diego CA||619-450-5880|
|Juniper & Ivy||San Diego CA||858-481-3666|
|Fish Public||San Diego CA||619-281-4014|
|Sadie Rose Bakery||San Diego CA||619-718-9532|
|La Costa Diversions and Edge Pool||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
|Via Italia Trattoria||Encinitas CA||760-479-9757|
|Curiosity Catering||San Diego CA||619-241-6824|
|Pizzeria Mozza-San Diego||San Diego CA||619-376-4353|
|Baci||San Diego CA||619-275-2094|
|Barbarella||San Diego CA||858-454-7373|
|Fishery||San Diego CA||858-272-9985|
|Lauberge Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-259-1515|
|Marriott Marina Kitchen||San Diego CA||619-234-1500 x6113|
|Bleu Boheme||San Diego CA||619-255-4167|
|Firehouse Restaurant Inc.||San Diego CA||858-274-3100|
|Jeff Grad||La Jolla CA||858-248-0984|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Main||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|Urban Solace||San Diego CA||619-295-6464|
|Paradise Point Resort Main Kitchen||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Barleymash||San Diego CA||619-276-6700 x304|
|Waypoint Public||San Diego CA||619-255-8778|
|Table 926||San Diego CA||858-539-0926|
|Nine - Ten||San Diego CA||858-964-5400|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Grill||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|Starlite||San Diego CA||619-358-9766|
|Crosby National Golf Club LLC||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-227-0172|
|Nutmeg Café & Bakery||San Diego CA||858-722-8901|
|Paradise Point Resort Tidal||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Georges at the Cove||San Diego CA||858-454-4244|
|Del Mar Country Club||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-759-5500 x207|
|Don Coulon||San Diego CA||619-295-3173|
|Crown Point Catering||San Diego CA||619-223-1211|
|Commander Naval Air Force||San Diego CA||619-556-1011|
|Swoon Dessert Bar||San Diego CA||619-528-0875|
|Victoria Mahdion||San Diego CA||619-987-3304|
|Prepkitchen Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-792-7737|
|La Costa Resort & Spa||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
|Prepkitchen Little Italy||San Diego CA||619-247-0394|
|Cafe Chloe||San Diego CA||619-232-3242|
|Firefly Beach||San Diego CA||619-222-6440|
|Ironside Inc.||San Diego CA||312-852-6308|
|La Costa Bistro 65||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
|Stone Brewing-Liberty Station||San Diego CA||619-269-2100|
|Friends of Specialty Produce||San Diego CA||619-295-3173|
|US Grant Hotel Grill||San Diego CA||619-232-3121|
|Top of the Market||San Diego CA||619-234-4867|
|Hotel Del Coronado Banquets||Coronado CA||619-435-6611|
|Cueva Bar||San Diego CA||619-269-6612|
|Chef Drew Mc Partlin||San Diego CA||619-990-9201|
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Recipes that include White Nectarines. One is easiest, three is harder.
|The Perfect Pantry||Tomato-Nectarine Chutney|
|The Bojon Gourmet||White Nectarine and Lemon Verbena Shortcakes|
|Amateur Gourmet||Summer Nectarine and Arugula Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette|
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Whole Foods Market
Near San Diego, California, United States
About 428 days ago, 5/24/13
Spotter's comments : White Nectarines spotted at Whole Foods Market.
North Park Farmers Market Near San Diego, California, United States
About 443 days ago, 5/09/13
Spotter's comments : Available today at the market, white nectarines. Nice juicy sweet fruit.