Nectarine tree growing tree of the genus Prunus also known as Prunus persica V. nectarine, Nectarine tree perennial deciduous plant mostly grown for the edible fruits but also some cultivars can be grown for ornamental flowers, can grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and grow in hardiness zone 5-10.
Flower color white or pink with five petals, flowers grows in clusters.
Fruit shape round sometime the bottom with point, size 5-10 cm, color of the fruit: red, orange, peach or pink, the inner part is white or pink
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Requirements for Nectarine tree growing and care:
Cool winter, if the tree attack in the beginning of the winter needs to collect all the leaves and the fruit from the ground, cut all the infected branches
What is the best way to start growing?
Is it necessary to graft in Nectarine tree?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Very sensitive to pests and disease
Winter, spring, summer
Pests and diseases:
Aphids, Borer, mite
How to prune:
Weak, dead and thin branches
Size of the plant:
3-10 m, 10-30 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer
General information about the flower
White or pink flowers five petals
Thinning the bloom:
Firsts years recommend thinning
Pollination is done by:
Fruit harvest season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn
Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, fruit fly
What can be done with big quantities of Nectarine tree fruits?
Eaten raw, jams, juice, alcohol, cakes
Work requirements on the fruit:
Cover the trees with net or protect the fruit with traps
How long does it take to bear fruit?
Prunus persica V. nectarina