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Nectarine 'Olympia'

Prunus persica 'Olympia'

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. Olympia nectarines are red with yellow flesh and red close to the stone. Uses: Culinary

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Fruiting time
Summer, Winter

Harvesting

Trees are in full bloom by the end of August. Fruits ripen in mid-December. Pick the fruit as soon as it turned sweet and easily come off the tree.

Propagation

Seed
Seed will grow after cold stratification. Plant in Spring after cold Winter. It will take 1-3 months to germinate. The seed do not breed true to type and the seedling need to be grafted or budded.

Special features

Hedge plant
Trees can be espaliered or tree trained to form interesting forms, including hedge rows.

Geography

Origin
Zaiger, USA(1985)
Natural climate
Mediterranean

Environment

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

Uses

Medicinal
Leaves were used in medicine and washes. Fruit is rich in carotene and flavonoids, minerals and vitamins.
Edible
Fruits are used fresh, juiced and preserved.
Notes
Culinary

Personality

Family
Rosaceae
Flower colour
Pink
Scent
Mild

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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