Nectar Babe Miniature Nectarine Tree
Nectar Babe produces richly flavored, delicious nectarines on a naturally dwarfing tree that tops out at around 4-6 feet tall. The dwarf trees perform very well in containers and may be grown on a patio where they can be brought undercover in the winter to protect against peach leaf curl. Skin on the nectarines are a beautiful red with a bright yellow, juicy flesh.
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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: Hardy to minus 10°F.
Chill Hours: 400 or fewer
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 4-5 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: 6-9