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It’s a cross between a nectarine and a cling peach and it is awesome!

I initially thought given the name that it was a nectarine / apricot cross, but that is a ‘nectacot’, this is a necarcot (with a r) – so perhaps that is the difference.  I intend to get to the bottom of this one.

I am a fruit bat, so got hugely excited when I saw these little golden numbers in woolies today and just had to buy.

I tend to think that we should leave things up to mother nature, but in the case of cross breeding fruit,  I’m all for it (how else would we have a peppedew..although this is a cultivar of capsicum thus a vegetable, but you know what I mean?)

I recently tried a ‘grapple’ – which looks and has the texture of an apple but tastes like artificial grape bubblegum.  weird.

The mind boggles thinking what they will create in the future.  I for one am looking forward.

“A fruit is a vegetable with looks and money. Plus if you let fruit rot it turns into wine, something brussel sprouts never do” P.J O’Rourke

5 Comments

  1. kobus swart

    Thank you for the information, it sound great

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  4. Etienne Edberg

    An old entry, but still… Are you sure you haven’t made a mistake? A few days ago I found for the first time nectarcots (with an r) in my supermarket. Imported to Sweden from South Africa. All information I find when searching the internet says that nectarcot = nectarine x apricot. The same seems to be true of nectacot without an r. Isn’t it just different spellings for the same thing, or maybe by different growers?

  5. Sam

    HI Etienne – I have no idea but I would imagine they are the same thing just sometimes with or without and r.

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