Panamint Nectarine Tree
A great quality nectarine with red skin and yellow flesh. Great tasting with a balanced sugar and sour flavor. An easy to grow freestone nectarine tree. A popular variety for mild Winter climates. The fruits ripen in the late Summer months of July and August. A low chill fruit tree needing only 250 hours. Self-fruitful, so no pollinator is needed.
Not compatible with your zone (2a)
General Plant Information
Panamint Nectarine Tree Information and Care
The Panamint nectarine tree is a horticultural treasure, gracing gardens with its attractive red-skinned yellow freestone fruit. Beyond its captivating appearance, these nectarines boast an intense flavor profile, showcasing a harmonious balance of acidity and sweetness that delights the senses. Highly favored in warm winter Southern California climates, this dependable and self-fruitful tree rewards enthusiasts with a bountiful harvest from late July to early August. With a moderate winter chilling requirement of 250 hours, it adapts well to various growing conditions, making it an excellent addition to any garden or orchard.
Panamint Nectarine Tree Fruits Description:
Panamint nectarines captivate with their alluring red-skinned exterior, hinting at the luscious yellow freestone flesh within. The fruits emit an enticing aroma, drawing fruit enthusiasts near. Upon tasting, their intense flavor delights the palate, combining delightful acidity with a natural sweetness. This perfect balance elevates them to a culinary gem, ideal for enjoying fresh, adding a burst of flavor to salads, creating sumptuous desserts, and crafting mouthwatering jams and preserves.
Panamint Nectarine Tree Description:
The Panamint nectarine tree showcases its natural splendor throughout the seasons. In Spring, it adorns itself with vibrant and fragrant flowers, attracting pollinators to ensure a fruitful harvest. The tree’s canopy of lush green leaves adds visual charm, providing a welcome shade in warmer months. Its well-established root system ensures stability and efficient nutrient absorption, contributing to the tree’s vigor and productivity. Additionally, the smooth bark enhances the overall appeal of this exquisite tree.
The Panamint nectarine is a versatile fruit with a myriad of delightful uses. When harvested at the peak of ripeness, they are a delectable and healthy snack that satisfies the sweet tooth. These nectarines are perfect for adding a burst of flavor and vibrant color to fruit salads and smoothies, elevating their appeal to both the eyes and taste buds. Their intense flavor makes them a favored choice for creating mouthwatering desserts, such as cobblers, pies, and tarts. Additionally, the Panamint nectarines’ natural sweetness and acidity make them an excellent candidate for crafting homemade jams and preserves, therefore preserving their deliciousness for enjoyment all year round.
Nectarines were originally hailed from China around 6000 BC. Thereafter, they journeyed across continents, spreading from West Asia to Greece and Rome. They’ve captivated the taste buds of ancient civilizations. As centuries passed, they found their way to northern Europe and England, with devoted growers by the sixteenth century. Then, the Spanish explorers’ endeavors introduced nectarines to the United States. They flourished in California’s sunny climate, thus now leading to their esteemed place in American agriculture.
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 InformationHarvest Time : Summer
Sun Exposure : Full Sun
Watering : Regular
Chill Hours: Less 300 hours below 45°F
Pollination: Self-Fruitful / Self Pollinating
USDA Hardiness Zones: 8-10
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
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.