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Flavortop Nectarine

Prunus persica 'Flavortop'


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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planting Mix
Flavortop Nectarine Planting Mix

Helps your Flavortop Nectarine get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Coarse Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator
-t- Planket™ - Frost & Cold Protection
PLanket 10-20 ft.

Protect your sensitive plants and shrubs with the Planket™

Benefits include:

  1. Lightweight fabric allows your plants to breather while also protecting them from the frost and cold winds.

  2. 6ft. round size makes it easy to protect sensitive container plants.


Growing Zones: 5-9
(hardy down to -10℉)

Growing Zones 5-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

12-15 ft.

Mature Width:

10-15 ft.


Full Sun

Growth Rate:


Harvest Time:

June to August

Year to Bear:

Fruits 1st Year!

Botanical Name:

Prunus persica 'Flavortop'

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Most Highly Rated Nectarine Flavor Available

Save Money and Get Fresher Peaches
Flavortop Nectarines are delicious!  And expensive if you get them from your local market or grocery store. Growing your own will save you a considerable amount of money each year and this tree will be with you for generations.  The reason our Flavortop trees are so popular is that we've nurtured them to perform for you the very first year.  You should expect to pick tree-ripened, firm, fiery red and aromatic nectarines.

Amazing Flavor
Be prepared for a drastic difference in flavor than what you're used to. Commercially grown nectarines are usually harvested too early in an effort to prevent bruising during shipping to your local grocer. That process stunts the natural course to juiciness that can be reached at its peak. Grow these on your own and experience the best tasting nectarine EVER.

Remarkably Beautiful Flowering Tree
Not just a fruit tree - the Flavortop Nectarine is a beautiful ornamental!  Each spring it presents a delightful display of pink fragrant flowers. The blooms are a wonderful ambassador to welcoming in the season as the scent of the delicate blooms wafts through the air.  This tree will stand alone in perfect grandeur and is just a beautiful among other trees in a garden.  

Easy to Grow
The Flavortop Nectarine adapts easily to basic well-drained soil and regular fertilization. It 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 the desired size for this tree, as well as encourage new growth. It's self-fertile, so you only need one tree to produce fruit. If you're a nature lover, you'll love Flavortop for its ability to attract hummingbirds and butterflies.

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Our customers love the Flavortop. Order yours today, while supplies last.

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Flavortop Nectarine Pollination

Flavortop Nectarine are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Flavortop Nectarine will drastically increase the size of your crop.

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Customer Reviews

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Very early
It is very early (not long since planting) but all looks good. Looking forward to my own fruit. No more store bought.
December 2, 2018
2 months ago
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December 4, 2018
Racheal S Staff
Well packed, fast shipping, nice quality trees and plants. I will order from Fast Growing Trees again! I highly reccamend!
I am very happy with the nectarine tree I ordered from Fast growing trees! It was on sale and their smallest size. I also ordered a larger more expensive cherry tree. I am very happy with both, fast shipping ( although we live on an island and I shipped it through our local airport, box was too long and I had to wait for box to arrive on the boat. It was supposed to arrive on a Monday, but arrived on Wednesday, we had company until Sunday, so they were planted on Monday. ) A full week later but they are doing great. i will keep this review updated.
We live on Lake Michigan and so I had to make the soil for them. I used vermiculite, cow manure, and peat. I part each. It took at least 20 gallons for each hole. They are withstanding the wind and rain, sitting well. I planted the nectarine in the dunes lakeside and the pie cherry near our driveway in front, ( I can see Pie from my kitchen window, and Lois ( I named the trees :-) from the sunroom.
I am very hopeful to have blossoms and fruit, something other than the goofy pines and cedars we have here! I will be ordering more and will focus on the 4-5 foot like my cherry pie tree.
I also received a free strawberry plant that was buried in beautiful dark soil. I planted " big red " in a pot and hope to see a crown and green in spring. Everything about her was covered in dirt, but I was able to find the crown and plant. We shall see!
I now have real reason to build an electric fence what with the 17 blueberry bushes and the fruit trees I will have wintering. Deer get hungry and these might be tasty young treats for them. I will be able to redirect them to the water with the fence, meanwhile this winter will be a simple chicken wire fence around each and the blueberry patch.
I highly reccamend Fast Growing Trees! I have shopped around online and feel although I'm paying a bit more, I trust Fast Growing Trees to give me a tree that will produce the first spring/summer, grow fast and strong and live for a long time!
September 29, 2018
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Flavortop Nectarine
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
over 3 years ago
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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!!
January 1, 2013
over 5 years ago

Planting & Care

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

Flavortop Nectarine Planting Diretions

The Flavortop Nectarine (Prunus persica 'Flavortop') is the most highly rated nectarine for its flavor. It’s recommended for a wide range of growing zones, 5-9 and reaches a mature height of 12-15 feet and width of 10-15 feet. Prune your tree every year to ensure a healthier crop with larger fruits. In spring, the large pink and fragrant flowers are sure to attract butterflies and hummingbirds. The nectarines are large, with a smooth red skin and flavorful, juicy, yellow flesh. The fruit are ready for harvesting in mid to late summer and are perfect for pies, cobblers and other desserts. Not only are they delicious, but they are packed with vitamins A and C and potassium.

Location: Plant your nectarine tree in well-drained soil in a location where it will receive full sun (at least 6-8 hours of sunlight a day). Heavy winds and early frosts can damage the blossoms, so be sure to protect your tree by planting on the sunniest side of a building or your home.

Planting Instructions: Select an area where your soil drains well and the tree will receive at least 6-8 hours of sunlight a day.

1) Dig a hole twice as wide as the root ball and just as deep. Amend the soil around the hole with compost to ensure the tree has proper drainage.
2) Place your tree inside the hole making sure it is sitting straight and that the graft is 2 inches above the soil line.
3) Cover the roots with soil, watering occasionally as you go along to remove any air pockets that may have formed. Gently pat the soil down until the roots are completely covered.
4) Broadcast mulch around the base to conserve soil moisture and keep competing growth back.

Watering: Keep the soil around the tree moist, but not saturated. Standing water around the roots can cause rot damage and kill your tree. Typically watering once a week by leaving a hose at the base of the tree for a couple of hours is sufficient. Once the soil around the tree has dried, water the tree again. During times of extreme heat, your tree may need additional water. Yellowing of the leaves is a sign of over watering while leaves that are dry and brown can be a sign of under watering.

Fertilization: After your tree has been in the ground for 6 weeks and the dangers of frost has passed, apply a well balanced balanced fertilizer formula such as 12-12-12 but be sure to follow the application instructions on the packaging. This should be done in the spring and summer.

Pruning: Your nectarine will need to be pruned the first two years in order to maintain an open center shape and encourage fruit production. Prune your tree in late winter or early spring using pruning shears and making your cuts at a 45-degree angle. Trim away any broken/dead branches and any that are criss-crossing by making your cut right below the dead wood. To achieve the open center shape, prune your tree so that the center section has only two or three main branches that will receive plenty of sunlight.

Pests: Check your tree regularly for insects and diseases. Caterpillars can form nests (egg sacs) on the tree which should be picked off immediately and spray your tree with a horticultural oil or an insecticide. Fungus can be treated by spraying a fungicide on the tree while it’s blooming.

Tips: Once your tree begins to fruit, thin your nectarines out to allow each 8 inches in space to grow and mature properly. Thinning out your fruit will help to increase your overall production. Nectarines on the top and outside of the tree will likely be ready to pick first.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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We have been waiting for the nectarine, but it sold out early and I bought the fruit cocktail tree...but we need more nectarines than a branch! haha
Heather K on Nov 5, 2018
works in my zone and we are looking forward to eating nectarines next summer!
GARY B on Oct 30, 2018
We have been waiting for the nectarine, but it sold out early and I bought the fruit cocktail tree...but we need more nectarines than a branch! haha
Heather K on Nov 5, 2018
ARTHUR C on Nov 1, 2018
works in my zone and we are looking forward to eating nectarines next summer!
GARY B on Oct 30, 2018
I wanted nectarines and they were rated high and relatively easy to grow.
Reese on Oct 14, 2018
I thought, "why not?" I shall give it a try.
Rowena B on Oct 6, 2018
My favorite summer fruit
Sharah T H on Oct 4, 2018
Penny W on Oct 4, 2018
Love Nectarines
Albert L on Sep 5, 2018
ARTHUR C on Nov 1, 2018
I wanted nectarines and they were rated high and relatively easy to grow.
Reese on Oct 14, 2018
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.
My flavor top tree doesn’t seem to be growing at all, I planted a Santa Rosa plum an it has new leaves, am I just overly worried about it?
Frank F on Nov 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi Frank! I bought my nectarine plant since summer and it has not grown much. Just a couple of baby branches. It was outside in a pot with enough sunlight and water. I just brought inside and placed next to the big tall window. Hopefully it will survive and continue to grow until the weather is warm enough to take it back outside. Good luck with yours!
Will a flavor top nectarine produce in Charleston SC?
Dawn32 on Sep 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Well my is the fastest growing tree in my yard
I want to get 4 fruit trees in the Zone 9 area. Buffalo NY. What is the best to get?
Teresa P on Oct 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: There os no zone 9 in Buffalo NY. Please clarify...

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