The nectarines on the tree in the back yard ripened the other day. When they get ripe, they ALL get ripe. They don't last long, either, so you have to watch them, collect them and use them or put them up quickly or else you are left with nothing but a bunch of mushy rotten fruit.
This is one of the trees I pruned this year. It REALLY made a difference. I bet last year we got maybe 40-50 nectarines total. We ate some of them and I had enough to make a cobbler.
This year was different.
This year I had two big red bowls full.
PLUS this big metal bowl full. This bowl is quite a bit larger than my wok, to give you an idea of the size.
I treated them like peaches and cooked them down for jam.
It turned out really pretty, I think. It's pretty tart, though. I like tart stuff, so I'm good with that. The kids, not so much. More for me! :)