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Nectacrest Nectarine

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Sweet and juicy as nectar. Easy to grow as any peach tree. Bears medium-to-large fruit with a melting, pure-white flesh. Flavor is satisfying without being “syrupy”. Introduced by Rutgers in 1947. Freestone. Ripens in early September. Self-pollinating.


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

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
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Size & Spacing

Mature Size

The mature size of this variety depends on the version you choose to plant:
Standard 12 - 15' Tall X 12 - 15' Wide
Dwarf 8 - 10' Tall X 8 - 10' Wide

Recommended Spacing

The space needed for this variety to grow depends on the size you plant:
Standard 12 - 15'
Dwarf 8 - 10'

Recommended Pollinators

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 CA, and OR. Parts of CO.

Our Promise of Satisfaction

1 Year Warranty

Every order comes with our promise of satisfaction. If you aren't completely satisfied with your order, let us know within one year for a free one-time replacement or refund.


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Nectacrest nectarine dwarfs
The tree is 2years old, going on 3,the trees are growing well, they are healthy and appear to be filling out well. I am pleased so far and look forward to long and prosperous lives for these trees.
May 17, 2016
1 year ago
This is my first try with a Nectarine tree. It survived the Utah winter and this first year was loaded with tiny fruits. I thinned them out to just 4 or 5. I want the strength to go into the growth of the tree. Very pleased with the sense of plenty that this tiny tree has given.
May 21, 2016
1 year ago
In the 2nd season
Planted it last April 2015 and now May 2016 I have little nectacrest nectarines. Sofar so good!
May 19, 2016
1 year ago
Nectacrest are the Best
Planted this one with my grandson Ben, to replace a 20 year old Nectacrest purchased from Miller Nursuries. Last year, after its first year in the ground, it was covered with blossoms and set about 3 dozen nectarines. We thinned it down to a dozen and then to 6 which developed well. Ben was excited to pick and eat the first, then second, etc. This year, we had a warm spell in January which caused bud development followed by below zero weather for an extended. Lost all peaches and nectarines, oh well, Looking forward to normal winters and many more years of great fruit though. Scott, CT
May 10, 2016
1 year ago