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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
September Free Nectarine requires a pollenizer. You must plant one of
trees nearby (within about 50') for the tree to produce a crop of fruit.
Prunus persica var. nucipersica 'September Free'
This is one of the great late season yellow Nectarines. A farmers market favorite for years, now is available to the home gardener. Rich sweet flesh with a mild acid flavor. The first bite has just enough spice to bring out the old fashion nectarine flavor. Ripening in late August to early September, the hang time on the September Free is up to 3 weeks. Eating well from firm ripe to juice running down your arm soft ripe.
Space 6 to 8 feet on center
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