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Prunus persica var. nucipersica/Nectarine

Prunus persica var. nucipersica / Prunus persica var. nucipersica
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Scientific Name: Prunus persica var. nucipersica
Common Name: Nectarine
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Pink
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: High
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants that Attract Birds
Trees, Fruiting
Comments: Nectraines are smooth skinned peaches and have the same flesh consistancy and very similar taste as do peaches. There are many varieties of this fruit tree. Scale, borers, plum curculio, brown rot of fruit, oak root rot and fungal leaf diseases attack this species. Control of these pest in a year round chore, if the nectarine is to live long and perform well. About 15 years is the usual life span for nectarines and peaches.