Peaches and nectarines are relatively large fruits with large, deeply ridged stones. Fruit 2 to 3.5 inches diameter. Peach fruits are pubescent throughout the growing season, and are usually brushed by machine prior to marketing to remove most of the pubescence. Nectarines have a smooth, plum-like peel. Nectarines have apparently originated from peaches by mutation.
Trees of the two kinds are indistinguishable and are relatively small, usually held to under 15 feet by pruning. Both peaches and nectarines may be freestone-pit relatively free of the flesh-or clingstone-pit adheres to flesh. Many varieties, especially of peaches are grown, varying in season of ripening and climatic adaptation.
Peach Puree & Concentrate is made from select Peach Fruit, ripened under controlled atmospheric conditions. The preparation process includes cutting, de-stoning, refining and packing. In case of aseptic product the pulp is sterilized and packed in aseptic bags. The refined pulp is also packed in cans, hermetically sealed and retorted. The process ensures that the natural flavour and aroma of the fruit is retained in the final product.