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Nectarine 'Flavortop'

Prunus persica 'Flavortop'

Nectarines are related to peaches and produce smooth hairless fruit with a single stone. Flavortop nectarines are dark red with yellow flesh and excellent flavour. For best results ask a local nursery for advice on choosing the best variety and rootstock for your garden. Uses: Culinary - especially fresh

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Fruiting time
Summer, Winter

Harvesting

Trees blossom during August(late Winter). Fruit will ripen during December(mid Summer).

Propagation

Seed
Sowing time Spring after a cold Winter(seed need cold stratification); Sowing depth 3cm; Germination time 1-3 months. Seed will not breed true to type and seedlings need to be budded or grafted!

Special features

Crop rotation
Medium Feeder
Hedge plant
Trees can be espaliered or tree trained into different shapes, including hedgerows.

Geography

Origin
USA in 1969
Natural climate
Mediterranean

Environment

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

Uses

Medicinal
Fruit is rich in carotene and flavonoids, vitamins and minerals and the leaves were used in medicine for centuries.
Edible
Fruit is used fresh, juicedor preserved.
Notes
Culinary - especially fresh

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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