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Prunus persica var. nucipersica


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Scientific Name Prunus persica var. nucipersica
Principal Common Name Nectarine
Common Name(s)
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.
Nativity China
Height Range 6 - 25 FT
Spread Range 6 - 20 FT
Flower Showy Y
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
Leaf Color Green
Leaf Texture Medium
Form Edible : Small Tree : Tree
Flower Color Pink : Rose plum with dark calyx
Flower Time Spring
Ease of Growing Easy
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium : Seasonal - summer water
Outstanding Features Attracts Bees : Edible : Flavor : Fruit

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