You can choose either white fleshed or yellow fleshed varieties, and either type of nectarine picked ripe from the tree will be wonderful for eating.
Nectarines are an excellent fruit tree to grow in the home garden and with new dwarf cultivars available it is possible to grow Nectarine trees in containers or in a small yard. If you can grow a Peach tree you can grow a Nectarine tree.
Frost during Bud Set can be a problem so try to avoid frost prone positions. Nectarines come as both clingstone and freestone varieties.
The Dwarf Nectarine Tree 'Garden Delight' is an excellent choice for the home garden, reaching around 6ft (2m) it needs little pruning and grows well in a container. Try a sunny position for best results.
Nectarine Tree Varieties
- Red Gold
- Summer Beaut
Nectarine trees are for sale online from the following growers
STARK Bro's NURSERIES& ORCHARDS Co.
PO Box 1800 Louisiana MO 63353 - phone: 1-800-325-4180
Originators of Red and Golden Delicious apples. Full line of fruit, Apricots, Berries, Cherries, Nectarines, Pears, Grapes, Nuts, shade and flowering trees, shrubs roses and small fruits.