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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varities that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone
corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. For best results, make
that your hariness zone lies within the zone compatibility of the variety that you are
Arctic Rose Nectarine is self-fertile, but the fruit crop will be
if the tree is planted with a second tree.
Persica Var.nucipersica ‘Arctic Rose’
Arctic Rose Nectarine is an early Zaiger introduction of white Nectarine that still is held in high regard. The foxy sweet flavor reminds one of what an old fashion Nectarine should taste like. Intense sugar with a crunchy texture provided by the snap to the skin followed by a smooth texture that melts in your mouth. The fruit is identified by this unique snap to the skin even after it has hung on the tree until soft ripe. Mid-season ripening this is a mush have for all home gardeners.
Peach and Nectarine trees typically grow between 15 and 18 feet tall if left unpruned. They are easily kept to below 10 feet with summer pruning
Plant 5 to 8 feet on center. Ideal for high density planting
< 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 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. 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. Contact your local Ag Extension person to find out about disease and pest controls for your area