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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varities that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone
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that your hariness zone lies within the zone compatibility of the variety that you are
Spring Bright Nectarine (Cling) is self-fertile, but the fruit crop will be
if the tree is planted with a second tree.
Prunus persica Var. nucipersica 'Spring Bright'
Spring Bright Nectarine is one of the many stone fruit selections introduced by the late Norman Bradford. A wonderful early season yellow clingstone with the flavor of an old fashion nectarine. A Bright Red skin and a rich sweet yellow flesh that is firm and juicy, with a melting texture. Large fruit on a vigorous growing tree. Expect a crop at an early age and prepare for a large crop, as the Spring Bright nectarine produces a dependable heavy crop every year. The tree has ornamental qualities as well with a showy display of bright pink blossoms in the spring.
Grows to 20 feet without pruning. Can be kept under 10 feet with summer pruning
8 to 10 Feet on Center, can be held to any size with summer pruning
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