Arctic Fantasy Nectarine Tree
A great white flesh nectarine for low chill, mild winter climates. The fruit is large with smooth red skin. The flesh is firm and juicy when ripe with a delicious sweet flavor. Enjoy pink Spring blossoms, followed by nice freestone peaches in Summer .Around August, the fruits ripen in most areas and fruits great freestone that have sub-acidic flavor. Cold hardy to zone 6, but need less than 400 hours of Chill. Self-fruitful.
Not compatible with your zone (2a)
General Plant Information
Arctic Fantasy Nectarine Tree Information and Care
As a popular deciduous tree, Arctic fantasy nectarine trees can be kept small for the home orchard. Plant in the full sun and well-draining soil. Water once to twice a week in the Spring to Summer depending on the weather. Notice how the temperature and humidity affection the soils moisture evaporation and trees transpiration. Reduce frequency in the Fall as the weather cools down and the tree loses their leaves. Reduce the frequency gradually until you cut the water off for their winter dormancy. Do not provide supplemental water while the tree is dormant.
The Winter is a great time to prune nectarine trees. Trees can be kept small, between 8-20 ft tall with a full and wide canopy. Pruning nectarine trees are easier than you may think. Most nectarine trees grown for orchards are a low branching form for easy picking, To continue to keep trees small, simply cut the highest branches to promote lower branching. Cuts should be based on the form of the overall tree and to maintain a shorter but fuller tree. Thin out the lowest branches and those in the center of the tree. Also remove dry twigs or branches and those growing towards the tree, crossing, or growing completely straight up (suckers).
Nectarine Tree Fertilizer
Fertilize with organic fruit tree fertilizers. Make sure to till the top layer of the soil. In the Winter, apply steer manure along with fertilizers with higher phosphorus and potassium like bone meal. Use more nitrogen-based organic fertilizers like blood meal in the Spring and Summer growing season. There is not much growth and production in the Fall, so do not fertilize to prevent thin and lanky growth.
Nectarine Pests Management
Using organic Neem or Volcke oil as well as organic fungicides like liqui-cop in the late winter before Spring blossoms can help prevent pests and diseases during the year.
Additional InformationSun Exposure : Full Sun
Bloom Time : Spring
Harvest Time : Summer
Watering : Regular
Botanical Name : prunus persica var. nucipersica
USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-10
Plant Type: Deciduous
Soil and Planting: Plant in soil that drains well. Dig a hole that is as deep as the tree’s roots and at least twice as wide.
Place the tree in the hole and backfill around the plant’s roots with a mixture of the native soil and high-quality planting mix that has washed sand and organic fertilizer.
Create a basin around the roots drip zone so that water collects. Water deeply until the roots and nearby soil is saturated and reaches field capacity.
Plant Care Information
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The two factors that determine if a deciduous fruit trees will grow well and produce fruit in a certain area are the Chill Hour Requirement and the Cold Hardiness. “Chill hours” are the amount of cold a deciduous fruit tree need to produce fruit. This is measured in the number of hours below 45 degrees Fahrenheit a plant must experience during its winter dormancy. Paradise Nursery only grows Low Chill fruit trees that meet the chill requirements of all areas of the United States.
The second factor is Cold Hardiness. Cold Hardiness refers to the minimum temperature a plant can tolerate. The USDA’s Cold Hardiness Zones indicate the average minimum winter temperatures of areas. Based on the shipping zipcode, our website will only allow you to add plants to your cart that grow within your USDA Hardiness Zone, and tolerate your climate.
Pollination & Propagation
(Grafting/Cutting) Most of Paradise Nursery’s edible plants are self-fruitful. Self-pollinating trees do not require an additional tree to produce fruit. For your convenience, we have indicated which trees require a pollinator, and their associated pollinators. Only the sweet cherries, avocados, and some plums require a pollinator. All of our other propagated edible plants do not require a pollinator. All of our edible plants are either grown from cuttings, budded, or grafted. This way, we can ensure that our plants are high quality and fruit immediately. Plants will generally begin fruiting within a year of planting.