About the Avalon™ Nectarine Tree

A beautiful tree that produces large crops of quality fruit, the Avalon™ Nectarines (NJN101 cultivar) is a new development from the Rutgers University breeding program in New Jersey. It is an improvement on Eastern Glo, one of its breeding parents, and ripens early, about 10 days before Redhaven. Avalon™ is a very attractive tree, with showy flowers followed by glossy red-orange fruits.

Characteristics of Avalon™ Nectarines

Avalon™ bears clingstone fruits with a juicy, melting texture and sweet, moderately acidic flavor. The firm fruits maintain their eating quality following cold storage. These yellow nectarines are excellent for canning, baking and of course, eating fresh.

How to grow an Avalon™ Nectarine Tree

Plant nectarine trees in full sun, with well-draining soil. This is a vigorous, upright tree with bacterial spot resistance. Avalon™ is a self-pollinating variety with uniform ripening. Harvest these delicious nectarines in mid-July.

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Bloom Color Red
Bloom Time Late
Fruit Color Orange
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 2 - 4
Zone Range 5 - 8

Size & Spacing

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.

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 compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


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.

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