|Scientific Name||Prunus persica var. nucipersica|
|Principal Common Name||Nectarine|
|Description||A popular deciduous tree, especially for those who like peaches but don't like the fuzz. Bears a soft sweet fruit in summer. The standard tree can reach 25 ft tall and 20 ft wide.|
|General Comments||Closely related to peaches, nectarine trees may be difficult to grow because they are attached by so many diseases and require considerable maintenance but well worth the effort when the fruit is ready to eat. Select a variety appropriate for your climate.|
|Height Range||6 - 25 FT|
|Spread Range||6 - 20 FT|
|Sunset Zones||1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 10 : 11 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23|
|USDA Zones||5a : 5b : 6a : 6b : 7a : 7b : 8a : 8b : 9a : 9b|
|Form||Edible : Small Tree : Tree|
|Flower Color||Pink : Rose plum with dark calyx|
|Ease of Growing||Easy|
|Light Preferences||Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)|
|Watering Preferences||Medium : Seasonal - summer water|
|Outstanding Features||Attracts Bees : Edible : Flavor : Fruit|
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