Plant Type
Sunlight Amount

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Nectarine

A nectarine is simply a fuzzless peach. Sweet and juicy, nectarines do not store for long periods of time, but they are especially flavorful and tasty when harvested right outside your back door. Choose a dwarf cultivar or prune trees regularly to maintain small trees for easy harvest.

genus name
  • Prunus persica nucipersica
light
  • Sun
plant type
height
  • 3 to 8 feet
  • 8 to 20 feet
width
  • 6-20 feet
flower color
season features
zones
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
propagation
harvest tips
  • Nectarine trees bear in two to three years after planting. Fruits ripen in midsummer to midautumn, depending on the cultivar and zone. Pick them when all green coloration is gone. Ripe fruits easily come off the tree with a slight upward twist, but handle them gently because they bruise easily. Store ripe fruit in the refrigerator for a few days.

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