Nugget (Prunus persica var. Nucipersica) arises from the spontaneous mutation of a to fish, following a plum transplant. Its name comes from the Occitan "" brinho "", itself derived from the Latin term meaning ""plum"". This fruit has existed since the 17th century. It differs from the peach by its smooth skin and differs from the nectarine by its core which adheres to the pulp.
Culture of brugnon
The tree giving the nectarine (Prunus persica var. Nucipersica) is the brugnonier. It has good resistance to cold. Outside the southern regions, its culture requires precautions despite everything. It should be placed in a very sunny garden sheltered from gusts of wind. In the bad season, it is protected with a winter veil.
Brugnon tree maintenance
Nugget (Prunus persica var. Nucipersica) is hardy like the plum, but delicate as a nectarine. It grows on annual twigs. They are removed in autumn, when the leaves fall. In spring, the size of the brugnonier promotes the growth of good sized fruits. It is carried out by removing part of the flower buds.
Properties of brugnon
The flesh of the nectarine (Prunus persica var. Nucipersica) is very aromatic. It does not come apart during cooking. It is therefore recommended to prepare pies or summer clafoutis. When eaten raw, this fruit provides antioxidants that slow cell aging. It is also a source of vitamins (A and C) and contributes to daily potassium intake.