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Nectarine (Prunus persica var. nectarina)—J.C. Allen and Son
Smooth-skinned peach (Prunus persica nectarina'), grown throughout warmer temperate regions. They result when some peaches self-pollinate or are crossed so that they express a genetic factor for smooth skin. Nectarines are commonly eaten fresh or cooked in desserts and jams; they are a good source of vitamins A and C.
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