Stone Fruits

Weight Equivalents: Peach / Nectarine

Peaches and Nectarines are the same species, but for commercial purposes are considered two different fruits.
The trees originated in Northwest China and were spread through trade and conquest (Armies and camp followers dropping the pits after eating the fruit)..
Peaches/Nectarines should be firm, with no bruising, cuts, or soft spots.

How much does a peach weigh?

Extra Large 3″ Dia 224g 7.9oz
Large 2-3/4″ Dia 175g 6.2oz
Medium 2-2/3″ Dia 150g 5.3oz
Small 2-1/2″ Dia 130g 4.6oz
Cup, Slices 154g 5.4oz

While Nectarines resemble peaches, they are sweeter and more nutritious. Best when tree ripened, but they bruise easily so most are picked early. Let ripen for a couple days before use. Avoid nectarines that are too hard or that have green spots, or those that are bruised. Freestone varieties arriving in June and July are generally better than the cling varieties that come later. Substitutes: (One of)peaches, apricots.

Large 2-3/4″ Dia 156g 5.5oz
Medium 2-1/2″ Dia 142g 5oz
Small 2-1/3″ Dia 129g 4.6oz
Cup, Slices 143g 5oz
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