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Description

A Stark Bro's Exclusive!Easy-to-Grow! A Stark Pick

A must for nectarine lovers. This “queen” of the nectarines is hardy and productive, yielding yellow-fleshed fruit up to 3" with unparalleled quality. You can freeze or can them, or eat them fresh. An excellent choice for first-time fruit growers. Freestone. Developed in Merced, California, introduced by Stark Bro’s in 1962. Ripens in early August. Self-pollinating.

Characteristics

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

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
My Hardiness Zone ?
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

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!

Related Assortments

This item is also available in this money saving assortment.

We bundle many of our popular products in assortments with other items that compliment each other. Plus, when you purchase an assortment, you save money compared to buying each item individually!

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

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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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
I just ordered it today, under descriptions...it says "hardy and productive... An excellent choice for first-time fruit growers". I hope its true.. and do good here in MS, cant wait to see the fruit!
fely mae l on Sep 23, 2016
My wife loves nectarines.
Jonathan H on Apr 26, 2016
I just ordered it today, under descriptions...it says "hardy and productive... An excellent choice for first-time fruit growers". I hope its true.. and do good here in MS, cant wait to see the fruit!
fely mae l on Sep 23, 2016
Size of tree. Flavor
John B on Sep 16, 2016
My wife loves nectarines.
Jonathan H on Apr 26, 2016
Used to grow it commercially, 25 years ago
Carol R on Apr 17, 2016
This will be my first nectarine tree. I planted a small orchard last year (8 trees) and all my trees are very young. This will fit right in.
Ann D on Apr 9, 2016
Self pollinating and love nectarines and wanted to try one, only room for one nectarine tree in small yard.
Geoffrey C on Mar 15, 2016
I will be moving & hate to leave my tree I got from you years ago!
mary z m on Mar 15, 2016
I wanted a free stone sweet nectarine
Virginia O on Mar 15, 2016
It fits in with other fruit ripining times in my orchard, and I'm down sizing from the full size Mericrest that I have.
RONALD B on Feb 20, 2016
Size of tree. Flavor
John B on Sep 16, 2016
Used to grow it commercially, 25 years ago
Carol R on Apr 17, 2016
I am wondering if this tree is curl resistant?
Kathleen M on Sep 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There is no indication that the tree is known to have resistance or susceptibility to leaf-curl, but if you know that leaf curl is an issue in your area, you may want to equip yourself with a copper fungicide for preemptive disease control starting in the fall. The best product we know of is this:
http://www.starkbros.com/products/tools-and-supplies/pest-and-disease-controls/bonide-copper-fungicide

Customer Reviews

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What a great tree!
This tree is doing great. Nice strong healthy growth. Set a bunch of fruit this year (it's first full year in the ground). Removed most of them to let the tree continue to develop a strong root structure. I left one and it was beautiful. The day I was going to pick it, a tree rat (aka squirrel) got it. Next year, my friend.. next year.
August 15, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
stark sunglo nectarine
Tree is growing like crazy. It had some blooms but even though we covered it, I think the frost got some of the blooms. I am very pleased with the growth of my tree and looking forward to the fruit.
May 10, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing great so far
Planted March 2015. A year later its nearly doubled in size and as big as my honeycrisp and red rome apple trees planted in 2012. I live in Commerce MI, 30min NW of Detroit.
May 17, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
I love this tree
I ordered this tree last Spring. It has grown well, and is much larger than I expected it to be after one year. It even has fruit on it this year (3 or 4, but it is more than I expected the first year.) I always check the Stark Brother's website first when looking for a fruit tree.
June 6, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Awesome
These trees are loaded and it is only the second year. I have learned a lesson, don't buy any fruit trees except from Stark Bros.
May 16, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Fruit Trees
All of the trees are healthy. I am very pleased with my purchase.
August 20, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
sapling.
My Nectarine is still a sapling growing through it's first spring from last spring's planting. At this point it looks extremely robust and in dire need of pruning. I look forward to another year of growth then production of fruit. I recommend for Zone 7a.
June 3, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Nectarine
Tree looks good after growing a season. No fruits yet.
June 29, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Too early to tell
The dwarf SunGlo Nectarine is alive and growing but has only been in the ground since March 2015 so it is too early to tell what success I'll have with it. It had quite a few flowers on it this spring, but with the lack of pollinators now no fruit even started to form. I planted one of these at my former home in Alabama in the late 1970s, and it was simply beautiful with all of the fruit on it. It looked like the cover of a catalog. I hope this one does as well, but I also hope I don't have to pollinate it by hand. I have a Stark dwarf Methley plum that was supposed to be self fertile (planted March 2007), but even though I have hand-pollenated it with a small paintbrush the last two years, all I've ever got off it is two plums.
May 21, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Nectarine
This one also did not look well upon arrival; The top 3/4 of the tree looks dead. I am getting a couple leaf buds at the base so I may be able to save it.
March 16, 2016
Purchased
11 months ago
Response from Stark Bro's
Thank you for your feedback. I'm very sorry to hear about your tree. Please contact Customer Support at 800-325-4180 for replacement information.
March 17, 2016
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