Red Sunset Nectarine Fruit tree is a super dwarfing nectarine that is prized for its compact size, delicious fruit, and stunning deep red foliage. This is surely the most ornamental of any nectarine tree and can easily be grown in a pot on your patio or deck. Fruit is freestone with juicy and firm yellow flesh. Trees grow 4-6 feet high and wide.
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 Sunset Nectarine is self-fertile.
Hardiness: Red Sunset 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