Robbie Sigona’s Produce Tips: Nectaries

  • Robbie biting into a nectarineSeek a background color that’s yellowish-orange and not green. I always turn my nectarines over and check the stem end.
  • Give ’em a smell the next time you’re in the store; they should have a sweet odor.
  • One of my favorite farmers, Paul Buxman, grows varieties that have sugar dots on them. These are little spots on the exterior of the nectarine. Don’t let them scare you away. They taste absolutely fantastic.
  • When in doubt, ask us for a sample – you won’t be disappointed.
  • Always leave nectarines at room temperature until desired ripeness, then eat or refrigerate for consumption at a later time.

– Robbie Sigona is our produce buyer. He works with local farmers and scours the market for the very best in fresh fruits and vegetables — some you won’t find anywhere else.

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