How To Pick Sweet White Nectarines

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I learned how to pick sweet white nectarines a few years back from a lady who was standing next to me picking I think peaches. I was picking the ones that were firm and unblemished. I think I had 3 or 4 fruits in my plastic bag when the lady turned to me and said the ones I was picking weren't sweet. She picked up one blemished nectarine and pointed to the dark yellow patches and said to buy those instead. I know I'm not a good fruit picker so I really had nothing to lose but more to gain from this lady. I put back the nectarines that were in my bag and started to look for the ones that the lady showed to me. I'm glad I listened to her. I'm passing this knowledge to all my readers since nectarines are in season right now.

Look for these..

Instead of these...

21 comments:

TK said...

Oh..I see..It's the necatrine season in the US. Now is the Durian season in Malaysia. Those nectarines look so fresh and delicious. Thanks for sharing the knowledge

Lazy Pineapple said...

interesting...even I sucked at fruit picking but learnt by experience :)

Thanks...

Gratitude said...

Nectarines are soooooo expensive over here. But thank for the tip. I'll make sure to look for the blemished ones. ;)
+Ant+

Mr. Stupid said...

I am never given the job to pick fruits. Maybe, I will have that now! Thanks for the tip.

Ummie said...

Is it persimmons?
Peach, normally I have here is the tinned version.

Serline said...

Seems "contrarian", but I will give it a try the next time it's available at my neighborhood supermarket ;-)

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Thanks for the info. I really them and they are in season now. Which reminds me, I have to go buy some tomorrow.

Cheryl said...

Thanks for sharing! I never know what to pick...

Mei Teng said...

Nectarines are expensive here. But I love these fruits. I could eat one every day! :)

levian said...

she was so kind to share the information with a stranger.
i learn to pick fruits from my mum too.
they are indeed the pro in these field.

Ebie said...

Wise advise from this lady and thanks for sharing. I love summer fruits especially nectarines. I love the firm ones. I must confess I do not know how to pick which ones are ripe. The last time I bought were not sweet.

Bananazą®‡ said...

That's is a very good tip and great sharing tQ.

Erin said...

I am so not a nectarine fan...but maybe it's because I've been picking the wrong ones! Every year I buy some and every year I am disappointed, now I know why! I'm going to the store tomorrow to grab some that look like that!

Ash said...

we always go for the unbruised/unblemished ripe ones, dont we? thanks for the wisdom. :)

~ash's mum

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Shall look out for THAT look! Thanks for the sweet tip.

Veronica Lee said...

Thanks for the info. I love nectarines.

Have a nice day, Rosebelle.

myorii said...

I love little tips like these! I'm always curious how people choose fruits at the market since I always end up taking home the ones that don't taste as good. I've blindly squeezed fruits and knocked on watermelons but never knew what doing those really meant. At least I know how to choose nectarines the correct way now!

Meldylocks and Her Three Bears said...

Wow thanks... I just picked 2 very firm peaches last sunday but luckily I put them back after I saw the price...RM4.50 PER FRUIT!! HOW TO EAT LAH LIKE THAT??? I think I'll buy them when they are on offer...would like to introduce my toddler to some peaches.

Dora said...

I'm not good in picking fruits too. My father taught me some tips & it's great to learn from someone with experience or we ended up eating either a sour or plain tasting fruit :-)

AVCr8teur said...

I like nectarines too, but didn't know this trick. Little did the lady know her little advice helped more than just you. Thanks for passing it on.

Icy BC said...

Thanks for this tip about picking peaches..I always come home with unsweetened ones.