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Nectarine 'Crimson Giant'

Prunus persica 'Crimson Giant'

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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. Crimson Giant nectarines are red with yellow flesh. Uses: Culinary

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Fruiting time
Spring, Summer

Harvesting

Trees are in full bloom by mid-August and fruit will ripen towards the end of December.

Propagation

Seed
Seed grows after cold stratification, therefore usually planted in Spring after a cold Winter. the new plant will not be the same cultivar as the parent and need to be grafted or budded!

Special features

Hedge plant
Trees can be tree-trained or espaliered unto different structures and make a neat hedgerow if regularly pruned.

Geography

Origin
RSA . The cultivar was grown from a cross between '"Panamint" and "Moreira" and released in 1995.
Natural climate
Mediterranean

Environment

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

Uses

Medicinal
Peaches and nectarines are valuable sources of minerals and vitamins. Carotene and flavonoids add to the value and even the leaves were used as wash and medicinally!
Edible
Fruits are consumed mostly fresh, but it also make refreshing juice and can be preserved.
Notes
Culinary

Personality

Family
Rosaceae
Flower colour
Pink
Scent
None

Problems

Nectarines struggle with curly leaf. Spray the trees when they are dormant with lime sulfur and when the blossoms start with a copper spray before rainy weather. Keep on doing this weekly until all the leaves are out or the tree is in 50% flower.

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