Arctic Star White Nectarine Tree

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The Arctic Star White Nectarine is a heavy producing tree and incredibly delicious. The fruits have a white flesh that is very sweet and juicy. A great low chill variety for mild Winter climates. The tree blossoms with beautiful tiny pink flowers in the Spring. An early-season Summer harvest freestone nectarine fruit tree. It’s not tart or acidic, has great taste test ratings and a beautiful deep red skin. Fruit ripe in June. Self-fertile.


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General Plant Information

Arctic Star White Nectarine Tree For Sale

The Arctic Star White Nectarine tree is a marvel in the world of fruit trees and stands out as the earliest to ripen among low-acid, super-sweet white nectarine varieties. Garnering rave reviews from trial tastings, this exceptional tree boasts a captivating combination of beauty and flavor. Its attractive dark red skin enwraps the luscious snow-white semi-freestone flesh, offering a delightful visual and gastronomic experience. In Central California, it ripens in mid-June, an impressive 4-5 weeks ahead of the Arctic Rose variety. With a low winter chilling requirement of approximately 300 hours, this self-fruitful nectarine tree is a testament to the innovative work of Zaiger, a renowned breeder.

Fruit Description:

Exquisite fruits that enchant the senses. Encased in beautiful dark red skin, these nectarines reveal their snow-white semi-freestone flesh when sliced open. The captivating combination of colors mirrors the extraordinary taste that awaits. As low-acid, super-sweet gems, these nectarines are a delightful treat when eaten fresh and are sure to leave a lasting impression on every palate.

Arctic Star White Nectarine Tree Description:

The Arctic Star White Nectarine tree is a marvel to behold throughout its growth stages. As Spring arrives, it adorns itself with vibrant blossoms, hinting at the fruitful harvest to come. The foliage forms a lush green canopy, adding to its ornamental value in any landscape. Beneath the surface, the well-established root system ensures stability and efficient nutrient absorption. This hardy tree can withstand low winter chilling hours of about 300, making it an ideal choice for regions with milder winters. Moreover, being self-fruitful, it does not require a pollinator to produce abundant fruit.


The nectarine is a culinary gem with an array of uses. Its early ripening provides a delightful opportunity to enjoy sweet, juicy nectarines before other varieties. Perfect for fresh consumption, these nectarines also excel in creating delectable desserts, jams, and preserves. Their exquisite appearance makes them a favored choice for garnishing fruit salads and adding visual appeal to various dishes.

History: This tree, developed by the esteemed Zaiger’s Genetics, has left a lasting mark in the world of horticulture. With its innovative breeding and remarkable qualities, it has gained widespread acclaim among fruit enthusiasts and horticulturists. Its early ripening, exceptional flavor, and self-fruitful nature make it a valuable addition to orchards, gardens, and homes alike, offering a delightful harvest in mid-June, well ahead of other varieties.

Mature Size and Form

Plant most fruit trees about 10 – 15 feet apart. Some varieties like Figs, Pomegranates, and Mulberries can grow larger quickly.

Planning is the most important step when planting a tree. Plant your tree where it has enough space to grow to its full potential. Otherwise, your tree will grow into your surrounding trees.  A tree that can grow taller with faster growth will overshadow nearby trees. You may need to move other trees to allow for the one that is thriving rather than cutting back one that naturally grows fast and tall.

Additional Information

Sun Exposure : Full Sun
Watering : Regular
Plant Type: Deciduous
USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-10
Chill Hours: Less 300 hours below 45°F
Pollination: Self-Fruitful / Self Pollinating

Planting Information

Step One:

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.

Step Two:

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.

Step Three:

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

How To Water - Frequency and Duration to Irrigate

Irrigation Water Quantity and frequency based on tree maturity – Fully saturate the soil with water once per week during the early spring. Increase to twice per week as the weather warms. Water 3 times per week or more during hot summers. Provide about 5 gallons of water for a 5 gallons size plant, 15 gallons of water for a #15 size container plant, and 25 gallons for a #25 depending on soil type. Sandy soils can hold less water required more frequently, while clay soils can hold more water and require less frequent irrigation. Young trees with less developed roots require water more frequently while mature plants with developed roots will require less frequent watering.

Fertilizer and Plant Nutrition

Fertilize your tree every 3-4 months. Use a complete balance fertilizer with a 1-1-1 or 2-1-1 NPK ratio during the Spring and Summer growing season, and a formula with more phosphorus and potassium before the tree flowers to improve fruit production and development.

Winter Pruning and Summer Thinning

Prune your tree to allow light into its center for proper growth and fruit production. 

Prune fruit trees in the Winter to maintain size and shape to prepare for Spring growth. Thin the tree in the Summer, and remove excessive fruits. Remove any dry twigs and branches. Cut off any new growth below the graft or very low in the tree, this will direct the plant’s energy to its main branches. Thin your trees during the Spring and Summer seasons to ensure the plant’s energy is directed as desired. Harvest ripe fruit to prevent undesired pests.

Harvesting and Pest Management

The basics of integrated pest management is cleanliness and the use of a combination of methods. This means we use an organic pesticide when the pest population reaches a threshold that requires action. Horticultural oils such as Neem oil is an organic pesticide that controls tiny, soft bodied insects. Use organic Bordeaux and Liqui-cop to manage fungus causing diseases such as powdery mildew, rust, and leaf-curls.

Keep a clean environment, free of weeds and dropped fruit that host insects or attract animals. Harvest when fruit reaches size and store indoors. Use repellants and bird netting to protect your harvest from other animals.

Sun Exposure: Full Sun

Deciduous trees need about 5 hours of direct sunlight for proper growth and fruit production.

Sunlight Sensitive plants like Cherries, Persimmons, and Plums can burn in hot climates if they lack water. Use afternoon shade to prevent this damage. A lack of light will stunt growth; balance is key. 

Limited Guarantee and Returns

Our plants are guaranteed to be true-to-name as labeled and in good condition when received. “Local pickup” means the customer will pick up at our nursery.  “Delivery” does NOT include planting, and customer must arrange to receive items once offloaded from our truck. Our driver may move items as a courtesy, but is not responsible for moving items further onto your property. Returns/Refunds are subject to a 10% restocking fee.


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.