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Nectarine
Scientific Name: Prunus persica var. nectarina
Synonym:
Family: Rosaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 7-10,12-22
USDA: 7-9

Heat Tolerance: Although some varieties will grow in the low desert, their fruit production in these conditions is problematic

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Probably a natural mutation of peaches, it is not a hybrid.

Growth Habits: Small deciduous tree

Watering Needs: Moderate water, needs good drainage

Propagation: Best by grafting


The nectarines are varieties of peach with smooth skins.

Selected Varieties
Variety Zones (Sunset) Season Remarks
Red Gold 7-10 M Large fruit, gold with dark red blush skin, very flavorful, firm, yellow flesh, freestone. Self-fruitful. Fruit should be thinned for optimum size.
Sun Glo 7-10 M Large sweet fruits, red skin, deep yellow flesh, semi-freestone. Self-fruitful.

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:


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