Harko Nectarine Tree
A cold hardy Canadian selection with a skin like the sunset and flesh like a sweet sunrise! Consistently one of the highest rated nectarines in taste tests, and very cold hardy too for a nectarine, down to USDA Zone 5. Harko Nectarine’s showy pink blossoms that precede the delicious fruit are quite the dazzling floral display in spring.
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Latin Name: Prunus persica
Site and Soil: Peaches and Nectarines like full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: Grafted on Lovell Peach rootstock. Lovell is well adapted to different soil types.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fruitful
Hardiness: Harko Nectarine is hardy to minus 20°F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 12-15 ft. in height.
Taste: Sweet, rich flavor
Fruit Skin: Yellow with red blush
Fruit Flesh: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mid March to Early April
Ripening Time: July
Yield: 20+ 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