The visual difference between a peach and a nectarine always used to be skin finish ­ but times are changing in the south west of France. Plant breeders are now testing the first smooth skinned peaches with initial emphasis on yellow flesh mainly selected from US strains. Other growers are enthusiastic about white fleshed varieties that are considered to taste more delicate. They are even discussing the potential of calling them their original Chinese name Pan Toa as distinct from alternatives such as Platine, similar to Platerine, a smooth skinned nectarine. Another newcomer is a red fleshed variety called Nectarvigne or Vine peach. {{FRESH PRODUCE }}