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Nectarine 'Alpine'

Prunus persica 'Alpine'

Nectarines are related to peaches and produce smooth hairless fruit with a single stone. For best results ask a local nursery for advice on choosing the best variety and rootstock for your garden. Alpine nectarines have red skins and yellow flesh and was bred in South Africa with parents Sunlite x May Glo. Uses: Culinary

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Fruiting time
Summer, Winter

Harvesting

Trees will be in full bloom in late Winter(last week July0 and fruit will ripens early Summer(towards the end of November).

Propagation

Cuttings
Commercially nectarines are budded on a peach or seedling rootstock.
Seed
Seed need cold stratification. Plant in Spring after a cold winter or keep seeds in the fridge for a few weeks.

Special features

Hedge plant
Nectarines can be espaliered or pruned in many shapes and forms, including a hedge row.

Geography

Origin
Alpine was developed by the Agricultural Research Council in South Africa.
Natural climate
Mediterranean

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Wet
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Uses

Edible
Fruits are used fresh, juiced or preserved.
Notes
Culinary

Personality

Family
Rosaceae
Flower colour
Pink
Scent
Mild

Problems

Peaches struggle with curly leaf mites! Spray copper weekly when the growing season start until 50 persent in blossom or lime sulfur when dormant as a preventative. During growing season monitor for insects like fruit fly and false codling moth.

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