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nectarine

(nĕk'tərēn`), name for a tree (Prunus persica var. nectarina) of the family Rosaceae (roserose,
common name for some members of the Rosaceae, a large family of herbs, shrubs, and trees distributed over most of the earth, and for plants of the genus Rosa, the true roses.
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 family) and for its fruit, a smooth-skinned variety of the peach. The nectarine is a classical example of bud variation (see mutationmutation,
in biology, a sudden, random change in a gene, or unit of hereditary material, that can alter an inheritable characteristic. Most mutations are not beneficial, since any change in the delicate balance of an organism having a high level of adaptation to its environment
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). The nectarine tree occasionally produces peaches, and the peach tree nectarines. In appearance, culture, and care the nectarine is almost identical to the peach. It is cultivated in north temperate zones of both hemispheres, in America chiefly in the mild Pacific coastal area. The nectarine has been known for at least 2,000 years; in the 16th cent. it was called the nut of Persia. Nectarines are classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Rosales, family Rosaceae.

nectarine

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(botany)
A smooth-skinned, fuzzless fruit originating as a spontaneous somatic mutation of the peach, Prunus persica and P. persica var. nectarina.

nectarine

a variety of peach tree, Prunus persica nectarina
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Caption: Nectarines Becca Stadtlander, courtesy of Bright Art Licensing
nectarine& RASPBERRY UPSIDE DOWN CAKE INGREDIENTS | 150g salted butter | 150g light brown soft sugar | 3 medium eggs | 150g self raising flour | A dash of milk | 4 under-ripe nectarines | Half a punnet of raspberries | A little extra butter and brown sugar METHOD 1 Line the bottom of an 8-inch loose-bottomed tin with baking paper (non-stick greaseproof) and grease the sides with plenty of butter.
Mix together, then spoon into the nectarines where the stones were.
A subsequent interview using a questionnaire with questions about stone fruits indicated that the patient consumed nectarines and peaches purchased from stores that sold company A stone fruit.
based company has succeeded in being the first to bring fresh-cut peaches and nectarines to market.
4 NECTARINES are an excellent source of vitamin C which helps repair bones and teeth, as well as aiding the healing of wounds.
2 Nectarines are a good source of vitamin C which helps repair bones and teeth, as well as healing wounds.
5 In a large bowl, toss the peach and nectarine slices with the cornstarch, the remaining 50g sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
For the fullest flavor and juiciest texture, store nectarines at room temperature, slightly apart on a plate, until they yield slightly to the touch.
8 hectares, mainly affecting fruit species such as peaches and nectarines, as well as plums, apples, pears and cherries.
Peel and dice nectarines into small pieces and place in a mixing bowl.