Spice Zee NectaPlum
Spice Zee NectaPlum is the first ever nectarine-peach-plum hybrid. Fruits ripen to a pale pink when fully ripe and the ripe fruit is unparalleled in flavor, having notes of both nectarine and plum! The dark pinkish purple blooms and red leaves in spring make Spice Zee a very ornamental tree. Has low chill hour requirements (200-300 hours) but very adaptable to areas with high chill hours.
We were lucky enough to get our first crop of these beautiful NectaPlums this summer and as we were eating them at the Deschutes River on a particularly hot summer day we thought that this just might be the tastiest stone fruit we’ve ever tasted. Fragrant, perfectly juicy, and though their crops are abundant, it seems there are never enough. So delicious!
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Latin Name: Prunus salicina x Prunus armeniaca x Prunus persica
Site and Soil: 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: Lovell
Pollination Requirements: Self -fruitful
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 10° F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-15 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: Early March
Ripening Time: Early June
Yield: 50+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Bacterial Canker can occasionally damage trunks or branches. Symptoms of this disease are exudations of amber-colored sap. Spraying lime-sulfur or copper in the fall and early spring can help control Bacterial Canker. Peach Leaf Curl can also effect all peaches and nectarines but the interspecific hybrids tend to be a bit more resistant.
USDA Zone: 6-9
Sunset Western Zone: 2-12, 14-18
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not stated