Growing Zones: 5-9 outdoors(hardy down to -10℉) 5-9 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 12-15 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 10-15 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- June to August
- Year to Bear:
- Can Fruit the 1st Year!
- Botanical Name:
- Prunus persica 'Flavortop'
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, AR, CA, ID, LA, OR
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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.
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.
Our customers love the Flavortop. Order yours today, while supplies last.
Flavortop Nectarine Pollination
Flavortop Nectarines 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.
Customer Reviews & Photos
It is very early (not long since planting) but all looks good. Looking forward to my own fruit. No more store bought.
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!
Planting & Care
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.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|