Independence Nectarine Fruit Tree
The Independence Nectarine Fruit Tree is a beautiful bright red nectarine with yellow freestone fruit. It is always a top finisher in taste test and is a very reliable producer. The tree and blossom buds are more winter and frost hardy than other varieties so it is a good choice for colder areas. The fruit is good for fresh eating, desserts, pies, canning and other preserves.
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: Independence Nectarine is self-fertile.
Hardiness:Independence Nectarine Fruit Tree is hardy to minus 15°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 June through 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