What’s the difference between a nectarine and a peach? Only one gene in fact which makes nectarines smooth and peaches fuzzy. To clarify, this mutation happened naturally over 2,000 years ago in China. Afterwards, nectarines spread to Persia, Greece, Rome, and much later Europe. However, they are not only beautiful blazes that shine on the trees, but taste as their name suggests like the “food of the gods”. So when you buy nectarine trees online from us, we will be there to help you on your adventure.