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Nectarine 'Margaret's Pride'

Prunus persica 'Margaret's Pride'

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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. Margaret's Pride nectarines have red skins. Uses: Culinary

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Fruiting time
Summer, Winter

Harvesting

Trees blossom in August. Fruit will ripen by mid-December.

Propagation

Seed
Seed need cold stratification. Plant in Spring after a cold Winter. The seedling will not breed true to type, but need to be grafted or budded with desired cultivar.

Special features

Hedge plant
Trees can be tree-trained or espaliered into interesting shapes.

Geography

Origin
RSA
Natural climate
Mediterranean

Environment

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

Uses

Medicinal
Leaves have been used as wash and as medicine for centuries. The fruit is rich in minerals and vitamins as well as high in carotene and flavonoids.
Edible
Fruits are used fresh or juiced. It can also be preserved to make preserve.
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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