Nectarines are very soft and easily damaged, and they have a very short shelf-life. Ripe nectarines are fragrant and give slightly when gently squeezed. Avoid those that are wrinkled or bruised.
White nectarines should be stored at room temperature until ripe, then refrigerated. The fruit will remain at that stage of ripeness and can be refrigerated for up to seven days.
Tips & Tricks:
White nectarines are delicious fresh, just as they are although they can also be poached, grilled, and added to desserts such as muffins, flans and ice cream. They are also delicious combined with a tart savoury food such as goat's cheese.