delicious fruit

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


  1. kobus swart

    Thank you for the information, it sound great

  2. 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?

  3. 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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