Nectarines are hairless peaches! They are the same species as peaches, but are varieties that have smooth skin. Just like peaches, nectarines can be clingstone or free stone. And, like peaches, they are self-fertile, so they do not need another variety for pollination.
The first mention of nectarines in English was in 1616, though they were probably cultivated in their native Asia for centuries before this.
Listed below are the nectarine varieties we currenty have: