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Fantasia Nectarine Tree

The Fantasia nectarine is one of the most popular home garden yellow nectarines planted in the United States. Rich traditional nectarine flavor with a real acid bite that compliments the fruits flavor perfectly. Widely adapted to cold and warm zones, the Fantasia produces in zones 5 through 9.
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USDA ZONES: 6-9 Outdoors
 
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Fantasia Nectarine Tree is self-fertile, but the fruit crop will be larger if the tree is planted with a second tree.

Description

Prunus persica var. nucipersica 'Fantasia'

The Fantasia nectarine is one of the most popular yellow nectarines planted in the United States. Rich traditional nectarine flavor with a real acid bite that compliments the fruits flavor perfectly. Widely adapted to cold and warm zones, the Fantasia produces in zones 5 through 9. The Fantasia as well as the Flavortop Nectarine come by way of John H Weinberger, a brilliant USDA breeder working out of the USDA-ARS Horticultural Crop Research Laboratory in Fresno California in the mid 1900’s. This research group is responsible for developing some of the top Nectarine and Peach varieties know in the country. , in 1937 he was assigned to the ARS laboratory at Fort Valley, Ga working on developing new peach varieties and rootstocks. In 1954 he is transferred to ARS Fresno California to continue his work in the broader field of stone fruit breeding along with some rewarding work with grapes. The Fantasia and Flavortop Nectarines are two examples of Weinberger’s enormous contribution, arguably both are the most popular varieties with the widest range of adaption planted today. Both introduced in 1969, Fantasia was the result of a cross of Gold King and a numbered selection made in 1961. Flavortop was a cross of the peach Fairtime with a seedling of Independence nectarine (Red King). Although Fantasia and Flavortop look similar they are much different in flavor and ripening time. Flavortop being the earlier of the two. Both have been recognized in taste tests around the country as top flavored varieties for many years. For the Fantasia Nectarine John H. Weinberger was awarded The Outstanding Fruit Cultivar Award presented by the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) for noteworthy new fruits released in the previous 35 years.

Characteristics
Fruit Color:
Yellow
Ripens:
August - September
Sun/Shade:
Full Sun
Water Needs:
regular water
Soil Type:
well-draining
Soil pH Level:
pH of 7
Tree Size:

15' height with 12' spread, can be held to below 10 feet with summer pruning

Years to Bear:
2
Pollination:
Self Pollinating
Bloom Color:
Cold Hardy:
to 25° F
Primary USDA Zone Range:
6 - 9
Secondary USDA Zone Range:
N/A
Chill Hours:
500 - 600
Size & Spacing

15' height with 12' spread, can be held to below 10 feet with summer pruning

Plant 5 to 8 feet on center. Ideal for high density planting

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 grow best in full sun in a location where they get at least 8 hours of direct sunlight. When possible choose locations that favor the morning sun. 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.
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