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Mericrest Nectarine

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Bare-root. Trees ship 3-4' tall with 3/8" trunk. Professionally pruned for FREE!

Description

A nectarine tree for the North! Tree withstands temperatures to -28°F. Developed in New Hampshire as a cross of Nectacrest and Merideth nectarine varieties. Fruit has a bright-yellow flesh and smooth, red skin. Excellent flavor and fruit quality make it a favorite. Freestone. Introduced circa 1950s in New Hampshire. Ripens in mid-August. Self-pollinating.

Characteristics

Bloom Color Pink
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest August
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet, Tangy
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 2 - 4
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Shipped Size

Trees ship 3-4' tall with 3/8" trunk. Professionally pruned for FREE!

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 12-15' tall x 12-15' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 12-15' apart to ensure room for growth.

Pollination Requirements

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow nectarine trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

Estimated Delivery Date

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Shipping Restrictions

Agricultural regulations prohibit shipment of certain types of trees and plants. We do our best to provide a selection that gives everyone a chance to grow their own. This item cannot be shipped to all of OR. Parts of CO.

Our Promise of Satisfaction

1 Year Warranty

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Questions & Answers

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Is there a recommended pollinating partner for this variety? I'd like to get two different kinds in my little orchard!
Amber D on Jan 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Amber,
Mericrest Nectarine is self-fruitful, but it will produce more fruit with another peach or nectarine variety growing nearby. Nectarines and peaches are very closely related, so you could choose any peach or nectarine that grows well in your zone as your second tree to increase your yield. You do not have to match cultivars precisely, as is necessary for pollination of apples, cherries and pears. Mericrest is a great choice because it's a taste test winner and can tolerate low temperatures. I'm in zone 7 and my nectarines are Mericrest, Hardired, SunGlo and Crimson Snow. I hope you enjoy your little orchard as much as I do. Be sure to plant your nectarine tree on a slope or up on a little mound, because nectarines need drainage, (their roots suffer from water accumulation and puddling).
Jennifer

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