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Nectarine 'Mayglo'

Prunus persica 'Mayglo'

Kaalgatperske, Nektarien (Afr.)

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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. May Glo nectarines are red with pale yellow flesh. Uses: Culinary

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Fruiting time
Summer, Winter

Harvesting

Tree blossoms in July with fruit ripening within the first weeks of November.

Propagation

Seed
Seeds need cold stratification. Plant seed in Spring after a cold Winter about 3cm deep. It will start to grow in 1-2 months. The seeds will not breed true to type and need to be grafted or budded.

Special features

Hedge plant
Trees can be tree trained or espaliered into interesting shapes and forms, including a neat hedge row.

Geography

Origin
USA (Fayette peach x May Grand nectarine) Released in 1987 in RSA
Natural climate
Mediterranean

Environment

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

Uses

Medicinal
High source of carotene and flavonoids, minerals like iron and vitamins. Health benefits include preventing heart disease and cancer, better eye sight for long, alkalizing effect on the whole body.
Edible
Fruits are used fresh, juiced or 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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