The Snow Queen Nectarine Fruit Tree is one of the sweetest and juiciest of all nectarines, featuring snow white flesh and freestone fruit. It is a consistent taste test winner and constantly astounds the uninitiated with its bright white flesh. Snow Queen is early ripening but prefers a warm climate with low humidity. Performs very well on much of the west coast.
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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: Our Peaches and Nectarines are grafted on Lovell Peach rootstock. Lovell Peach is well adapted to different soil types.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile.
Hardiness: Hardy to 5°F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height.
Taste: Very sweet and juicy
Fruit Skin: Red
Fruit Flesh: White
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: 8-10