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FAQs about donut nectarines

Because nectarines continue to ripen after you buy them, storing them correctly is important. Obviously, the goal is to make them last as long as possible so that you can enjoy them without the risk of them going bad. Nectarines that are still ripening should stay at room temperature for a couple of days until they are ready to eat. When you have ripe donut nectarines, they should go in the refrigerator. Store them in your crisper drawer to prolong their life. The cold from the fridge also slows down the ripening process. 

You shouldn't toss your nectarines in the fridge and forget about them, though. They are delicate and can still go bad quickly. There is always a risk of them becoming dehydrated. Keep an eye on them and check that the skin hasn't become wrinkly. If it has, the nectarines could be over-ripe and dying. In general, your donut nectarines could last three to five days in the fridge. 

Depending on where you are, you may hear them called donut nectarines or donut peaches. There are multiple types of donut peaches, and donut nectarines are descendants of these flat peach varieties. In general, the terms "peach" and "nectarine" are used interchangeably, but the main difference is nectarines don't have fuzzy skin. Donut peaches lack fuzzy skin as well, which is why you may hear people say donut nectarine or donut peach. Donut nectarines may have more red skin, be sweeter, and be more firm to the touch than a donut peach. 

Freezing fruit is a great way to preserve the flavors of summer. In fact, freezing fruit can lock in the fresh flavor so you can enjoy it when it thaws. The same is true for donut nectarines. While some people prefer to freeze them whole, slicing them first is recommended. Some people also suggest tossing them with a bit of lemon to keep the nectarines from browning and a little sugar to bring out their sweetness. Once your nectarine slices are frozen, place them in a sealable plastic bag and ensure you get all the air out. Frozen nectarines can be used up to six months to a year after freezing.