Fantasia Nectarine Tree

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The Fantasia Nectarine is a very delicious, sweet, tangy, and juicy yellow flesh nectarine. The skin is smooth, yellow with a red blush. Large size freestone firm fruit. Trees produce young and heavy in warm Winter climates. Low Chill. 250 Hours. Self-Fruitful. A very popular nectarine in Southern California and the Los Angeles area.

* Estimated delivery in 1-2 weeks.

Not compatible with your zone (2a)

General Plant Information

Fantasia Nectarine Tree

The Fantasia nectarine tree is a popular choice among fruit enthusiasts, renowned for its large, yellow freestone fruits. Its unique characteristic lies in the contrasting flavors it offers during its harvest season. Early in the season, the fruit is firm-ripe and tangy, delivering a refreshing zest to the palate. As the season progresses, the nectarines transform into a sweet and richly flavored delicacy, earning high scores in taste tests. In Central California, the Fantasia nectarine ripens in late July to early August, making it a delightful addition to summer harvests. This versatile tree requires approximately 500 hours or less of winter chilling, making it adaptable to various climates. Moreover, being self-fruitful, it does not rely on pollination from other trees to produce an

Fantasia Nectarine Tree Fruit’s Description:

The Fantasia nectarine tree produces large, yellow freestone fruits that are highly sought after for their exceptional flavor. During the early harvest, the fruit boasts a firm-ripe texture with a tantalizing tanginess, providing a delightful balance of sweet and tart. As the season progresses, the nectarines reach their peak sweetness, boasting a rich and luscious flavor profile that impresses taste testers. The vibrant yellow color and succulent flesh make these nectarines an irresistible treat for both fresh consumption and culinary creations.

Fantasia Nectarine Tree Description:

The Fantasia nectarine tree is an enchanting sight to behold throughout the year. As Spring arrives, it graces the landscape with its beautiful blossoms, signaling the start of fruit development. The tree’s foliage forms a lush canopy of green, adding to its visual appeal. Its robust root system ensures stability and efficient nutrient absorption from the soil, promoting healthy growth and fruit development. With a moderate winter chilling requirement of approximately 500 hours or less, this adaptable tree thrives in various climates.


The nectarine is a versatile fruit, perfect for a wide range of uses. During the early harvest, the tangy firm-ripe nectarines make a delightful addition to salads and dishes that require a hint of tartness. As the season progresses and they turn sweet with rich flavor, they become an ideal choice for fresh snacking, desserts, and jams. The Fantasia nectarine’s large size and exceptional taste make it a top contender for fruit salads and fruit platters, enhancing the visual appeal of any culinary creation.


The history of nectarines and their various types is a fascinating journey that stretches back thousands of years. Despite its botanical name “Prunus Persica” linking it to Iran, genetic studies indicate that nectarines originated in China. While early cultivation was believed to have started around 2000 BC, recent evidence points to an even earlier origin in China’s Zhejiang Province, dating back to 6000 BC.

From China, nectarines made their way to West Asia and Iran, where they were cultivated and appreciated for their unique qualities. Subsequently, they were introduced to Greece and Rome, becoming cherished fruit in these ancient civilizations. The allure of nectarines continued to spread, reaching northern Europe and England by the sixteenth century, capturing the hearts of people across various regions.

In the course of history, nectarines crossed the oceans and found their way to the United States, thanks to the efforts of the Spaniards who brought and planted them in California. This marked the beginning of nectarine cultivation in the United States, where they flourished in the sunny climate of California, contributing to the diversity of fruits available to Americans.

Throughout the centuries, nectarines have undergone further cultivation and breeding, leading to the development of various types with distinct characteristics. Today, numerous nectarine varieties exist, each offering its own flavor, texture, and appearance. From traditional yellow freestone nectarines to white nectarines, each type holds a special place in the hearts of fruit enthusiasts and continues to be enjoyed worldwide.

The journey of nectarines from their ancient origins in China to their spread across continents highlights the enduring appeal of this delectable fruit. As its popularity continues to grow, the history of nectarines stands as a testament to the appreciation of nature’s bounties and the ingenuity of human efforts to cultivate and cherish these remarkable fruits.

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

Harvest Time : Summer
Bloom Time : Spring
Watering : Regular
Bloom Color : White
Sun Exposure : Full Sun
Plant Type: Deciduous
USDA Hardiness Zones: 6-10
Pollination: Self-Fruitful / Self Pollinating
Chill Hours: Less than 400 hours below 45°F

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.