Fantasia Nectarine Fruit Tree
Fantasia Nectarine is a good looking tree that shows beautiful and fragrant spring flowers before producing large, oval, yellow with red blushed fruit. The fruit is yellow, freestone, firm with a sweet-tart and firm smooth texture when picked early. It is sweeter and juicier the later the fruit hangs on the tree. Great for pies and canning.
Latin Name: Prunus persica
Site and Soil: Peaches and Nectarines like full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: Our Peaches and Nectarines are grafted on Lovell Peach rootstock. Lovell Peach is well adapted to different soil types.
Pollination Requirements: Fantasia Nectarine is self-fertile.
Hardiness: Fantasia Nectarine is hardy to minus 20°F. or below.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: Mid March – Early April
Ripening Time: Late July to mid August
Yield: 50+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: The foliage of Peaches and Nectarines can be damaged by Peach Leaf Curl. Plant resistant varieties or spray with copper 2 to 3 times during the winter. Clear, copper colored exudations on the trunk and branches are symptoms of bacterial canker. Copper sprays will also help protect your tree from this disease.
USDA Zone: 5-9
Sunset Western Zone: 2-11, 14, 15, 18
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not stated