A unique nectarine selection not often seen in the United States, Morton features deep red flesh nectarines that ripen mid season and have a deliciously sweet flesh. Plants stay rather compact and have decent resistance to the peach leaf curl disease, though care should still be taken to protect from winter moisture or spray with copper throughout the winter.
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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.
RootstockDescription: Our Peaches and Nectarines are grafted on Lovell Peach rootstock. Lovell Peach is well adapted to different soil types.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height.
Fruit Skin: Red
Fruit Flesh: Deep red
Bloom Time: Mid March – Early April
Ripening Time: Early August
Yield: 50+ lbs.
USDA Zone: 4-8