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Prunus persica var. nucipersica

Common Name(s):
Nectarines
Cultivar(s):
Prunus persica var. nucipersica 'Summer Beaut', Prunus persica var. nucipersica 'Sunglo', Prunus persica var. nucipersica 'Redgold', Prunus persica var. nucipersica 'Flavortop', Prunus persica var. nucipersica 'Fantasia', Prunus persica var. nucipersica 'Carolina Red'
Categories:
Edible Plants, Trees
Comment:

Nectarines produce jucy, sweet and smooth fruit. Good for eating fresh or using in your recipes. They are low in calories and provide antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. The mature size of the tree depends on the version that you choose, standard or semi-dwarf.

Height:
12- 15 ft. or 8-10 ft.
Flower:
The five-petal, solid or paired pink flowers bloom early in spring, before leaf sprouts.
Zones:
5-9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Full sun. Good air flow to assist thermal environment for the tree.
Edibility:
Nectarine has a smooth skin, the flesh can be either yellow or white with delicate aroma, and clingstone or freestone. Usually, nectarines are a little bit smaller but sweeter than peaches, the skin is more reddish.
Width:
15 ft. or 8-10 ft.
Growth Rate:
Fast
Leaf:
The leaves are lanceolate shaped, 3-6 inches in length and 0.8-1.2 inches broad. Pinnately veined.
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 2976

Prunus persica var. nucipersica Flower
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Prunus persica var. nucipersica Leaves
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Prunus persica var. nucipersica Close up of fruit
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Prunus persica var. nucipersica Flesh
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Prunus persica var. nucipersica Fruit tree
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