The nectarine is close kin to a peach. The family resemblance is obvious from the first bite. Its golden flesh is soft and juicy; its flavor is sweet, with just enough tang to keep everything in balance. The biggest difference? No fuzz. The smooth, plumlike skin is one of the nectarine's biggest assets. Plan ahead! Our nectarines arrive firm. They'll soften in 3-5 days at room temperature, or you can speed up the process to 1-2 days by storing them in our complimentary fruit ripening bag. When your nectarines yield to gentle pressure, they're ready.