||[Sep. 8th, 2006|12:19 am]
Prufrock consider'd |
a peach.Nectarines hadn't
been invented yet.
Really? When did nectarines appear?
I was thinking in the 1770s.
A quick google exposes claims that they have always been around, but I am dubious. Here's a quote from http://food.oregonstate.edu/faq/uffva/nectarine3.html
Early California nectarines were the green-skinned, white-fleshed, small but good tasting John Rivers, Gower and Quetta. The patter was changed in 1942 when Fred W. Anderson of Le Grand, Calif., plant breeder and fruit grower, introduced the Le Grand. Later he bred and developed Late Le Grand, Sun Grand, Early Sun Grand, Red Grand, Star Grand, September Grand and other crosses.
To me this sounds like something that looked and tasted entirely different from what's called a nectarine today. (Attempting to save face here.)
2006-09-08 09:41 am (UTC)
I meant to say 1970s.