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Growing Zones: 5-9



Growing Zones 5-9
This plant is recommended for zones: 5-9
(green area above)

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Mature Height:

12-15 ft.

Mature Width:

10-15 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Chill Hours:

700

Botanical Name:

Prunus persica 'Flavortop'

Does Not Ship To:

AZ, AR, CA, ID, LA, OR

Most Highly Rated Nectarine Flavor Available

If you haven't eaten a home-grown nectarine freshly picked from a Flavortop tree in your own garden, then you might as well have never eaten a nectarine. Commercially grown nectarines are typically harvested too early in an effort to prevent bruising during shipping to your local grocer.

Nectarines should always be tree-ripened and picked while still firm, but fiery red and aromatic. The start of Flavortop's season has this nectarine tree flaunting can remarkably handsome blossoms that are the color of pink cotton candy. These lovely flowers are large and fragrant, leaving your garden area lightly perfumed with the fresh scent of springtime.

In the 3rd or 4th year, Flavortop will begin to provide you with your first nectarines to harvest around mid-summer. These nectarines are large and juicy, with flesh that is yellow, sweet and divinely delicious. Experts consider Flavortop to have the most highly rated nectarine for flavor available. These dessert quality fruit make for supreme pies and cobblers, and can even be popped in your juicer.

The Flavortop Nectarine tree has a large growing zone, and is hardy and vigorous. The average mature height for this tree falls within the range of 12-15 feet, but it can sometimes grow even taller. Annual pruning will help in maintaining a desired size for this tree, as well as encourage new growth.

In addition, an unpruned tree will set an enormous crop of very small fruit the season after pruning is absent. So, to achieve the maximum production of a healthy crop of large fruit, it's important to trim away old growth each year starting from the center of the tree. As with most nectarine trees, the Flavortop tree needs full sun to produce the best quality fruit. It adapts easily to basic well-drained soil and regular fertilization.

This tree is self-fertile, so you only need one to tree to produce fruit. But they are so pretty, that two flanking a garden entrance would be spectacular. If you're a nature lover, you'll love Flavortop for its ability to attract hummingbirds and butterflies like a magnet.

Our Flavortop Nectarine tree will make a marvelous addition to any home orchard. Order yours today, while supplies last.





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Loving fast growing trees! I ordered the flavortop nectarine tree, it came well packaged. The tree looked strong healthy and even had pink blossoms. I am so excited!!! I do hope it does well. Everything I have gotten so far from FGT has been great quality! I can't wait for the harvest!!
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The tree is wonderful! It's growing realy well and look healthy. I ordered it later on this season so has not fruit. Next year hopefully! Looking forward to see it in flower next spring!
July 30, 2015
Rockville, MD
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
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Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Flavortop Nectarine



Step 1: Dig Your Hole


Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Flavortop Nectarine.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant


Next, separate the roots of your Flavortop Nectarine gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole


As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Flavortop Nectarine again after the transplant is complete.


Questions & Answers

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Do you ship to California? Last time I tried to buy this and my order had to be cancelled because I live in California.
R J on Nov 1, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Agricultural restrictions prohibits us from shipping it into you state.
can this neterine plant be grown in a pot?
jbro4323 on Apr 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Nectarines do not prefer to be planted in pots.

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