The fruit of the nectarine is called with the same name as the tree and it is a drupe with a spherical shape, an attractive color with yellow and reddish tones with an exquisite pulp for many. Its skin is smooth and differs from peaches because the pit is not attached to the flesh, but rather appears loose.
The nectarine is a fruit tree belonging to the Rosaceae family resulting from a mutation of the common peach tree and native to China.
Chile is one of the main stone fruit exporting countries. It supplies, in counter-season, the markets of the northern hemisphere, but since these fruits are highly perishable, they must be stored under refrigeration to reach their final destination.