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Arctic Jay Nectarine Tree

The Arctic Jay is a fine flavored white nectarine and one of the early introductions from world famous hybridizer Floyd Zaiger. A top taste test winner, Arctic Jay blends the perfect balance between acid and sugar. This results in a wonderfully sweet nectarine with a firm smooth flesh and a spicy finish. Self fruitful freestone that ripens in the early mid-season.
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USDA ZONES: 4-9 Outdoors
 
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Arctic Jay Nectarine Tree is self-fertile, but the fruit crop will be larger if the tree is planted with a second tree.

Description

Persica Var.nucipersica 'Arctic Jay'

The Arctic Jay is a fine flavored white nectarine and one of the early introductions from world famous hybridizer Floyd Zaiger. A top taste test winner, Arctic Jay blends the perfect balance between acid and sugar. This results in a wonderfully sweet nectarine with a firm smooth flesh and a spicy finish. Self fruitful freestone that ripens in the early mid-season. The Arctic jay is also one of the most widely adapted white nectarines, with good cropping reports from zone 4 to zone 9. Dark red blushed skin covers 80% of the fruit. Vigorous and extremely productive, expect large crops in areas where nectarines are common. Arctic Jay is susceptible to bacterial spot where this is a problem. A must for any nectarine lovers garden.
Characteristics
Fruit Color:
White
Ripens:
June - July
Sun/Shade:
Full Sun
Water Needs:
regular water
Soil Type:
well-draining
Soil pH Level:
pH of 6.5
Tree Size:
Arctic jay is a vigorous grower to 20 feet and should be summer pruned to keep it to a reasonable size, preferably below 10 feet.
Years to Bear:
2
Pollination:
Self Pollinating
Bloom Color:
Cold Hardy:
to -10° F
Primary USDA Zone Range:
4 - 9
Secondary USDA Zone Range:
N/A
Chill Hours:
500 - 800
Size & Spacing

Arctic jay is a vigorous grower to 20 feet and should be summer pruned to keep it to a reasonable size, preferably below 10 feet.

8 to 10 Feet on Center, can be held to any size with summer pruning

Planting & Care
< Peaches and Nectarines prefer light, well-drained soil. If poor drainage is suspected, consider mounding 18 to 24 inches high by 4 feet wide or build a raised bed of 12 to 18 inches high and 3 feet square. Use native soil and plant directly into the mound or raised bed. Mulching helps retain moisture and stabilize the mound and cool the soil temperature. Mulch to 3 to 4 inches deep and 3 to 4 feet outside the canopy. Peaches and Nectarines grow best in full sun in a location where they get at least 8 hours of direct sunlight. avoid areas where cold air or frost settle. White Peaches and nectarines are susceptible to moisture related diseases and benefit from being planted where they get the earliest morning sun, the drying sun. Choose a protected location that is sheltered from wind. Water regularly, to get established, during the first year. Peach trees are very productive and will grow to 20' tall if you let them. Pruning in the summer to control the height of your tree. Below 10 feet is recommended to simplify maintenance and harvesting
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