Origin of nectarinefrom obsolete adjective , of, like, as sweet as nectar
a naturally mutated variety (Prunus persica var. nectarina) of peach, having a smooth skin without down
- A variety of peach tree having small aromatic fruit with smooth reddish skin.
- The soft juicy fruit of this tree.
Origin of nectarineFrom obsolete nectarine sweet as nectar from nectar
- The treatment in horticulture of the peach and nectarine is the same in every respect.
- The best walls having a south or south-east aspect are devoted to the peach, nectarine, apricot, dessert pears, plums and early cherries.
- This mode of training is commonly adopted for the peach, nectarine, apricot and morello cherry, to which .
- The nectarine is a variation from the peach, mainly characterized by the circumstance that, while the skin of the ripe fruit is downy in the peach, it is shining and destitute of hairs in the nectarine.
- It may, however, well be that both peach and almond are derived from some pre-existing and now extinct form whose descendants have spread over the whole geographic area mentioned; but this is a mere speculation, though indirect evidence in its support might be obtained from the nectarine, of which no mention is made in ancient literature, and which, as we have seen, originates from the peach and reproduces itself by seed, thus offering the characteristics of a species in the act of developing itself.