Great nectarine trumps both great apricots and cherries
Harvested the first Arctic Star today. It was a small, split pit specimen. But it had that great low acid flavor that Arctic Star fans appreciate. Have to say it trumped some superb Orangered and Robada apricots and some potently sweet/tart cherries.
The best cherries right now are 28+ brix, very sweet/tart, Bing and Benton. They are also superb but nothing has as rich a flavor as a great nectarine.
Rainier and Royal Rainier, both blush cherries are softer, lack the tart side of flavor profile, and aren't not as good as the dark cherries.
This post was edited by fruitnut on Mon, May 19, 14 at 23:55