Red Gold Nectarine is one of the most widely planted nectarines in the country. It produces a large, yellow, freestone fruit that has a beautiful red blushed skin that covers a firm, juicy flesh. During the spring the tree dazzles with stunning pink flowers.
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: Red Gold Nectarine is self-fertile.
Hardiness: Red Gold 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 August
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