Flavortop Nectarine is consistently a top scorer in taste taste. It’s yellow fleshed, gold with red blushed fruit ripens mid season. It is a great fresh eater and because of its superior flavor it is also a favorite for pies and deserts. As a bonus, Flavortop Nectarine is freestone and the tree produces very fragrant flowers in the spring.
Latin Name: Prunus persica
Site and Soil: Peaches and Nectarines like full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil.
RootstockDescription: Our Peaches and Nectarines are grafted on Lovell Peach rootstock. Lovell Peach is well adapted to different soil types.
Pollination Requirements: Flavortop Nectarine is self-fertile.
Hardiness: Flavortop 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: Mid July
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