Garden Delight Miniature Nectarine Tree

Dwarf, Bare-root. Ships 1.5 - 2' Tall. Professionally pruned for FREE!
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About the Garden Delight Miniature Nectarine Tree

Grow an abundance of fresh fruit on one of our smallest trees!

The Garden Delight Miniature Nectarine tree is a genetic dwarf developed by Floyd Zaiger in Modesto California, circa 1975. Designed to be compact yet fruitful, the Garden Delight is an excellent choice for small spaces and patios. It’s a heavy-bearing tree that only reaches 5-6 ft. In height.

Garden Delight is a show-stopping patio and landscape accent. With dense foliage and a beautiful spring display of dark pink, double blossoms that cover the branches. This dwarf tree is a cross between Red Grand Nectarine and a seedling of Flory dwarf peach. The result is large, juicy, sweet, freestone nectarines that ripen in mid-to-late August. The yellow-fleshed nectarines have an orange-like flavor. Great for cooking, baking and preserves.

How to Grow Garden Delight Nectarines

Garden Delight Nectarine trees thrive in warm climates. This compact fruit tree can easily be covered and protected from frost. Cooler regions can bring their container nectarine in for the winter – keeping in mind that this tree requires about 500 hours or so of winter chill hours. The natural spreading habit and non-vigorous growth make this tree easy to maintain.

Garden Delight is a self-pollinating fruit tree that prefers full sun and well-draining soil. It’s very dependable and considerably easy to grow!

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Since 1816, Stark Bro’s has promised to provide customers with the very best fruit trees and plants. It’s just that simple. If your trees or plants do not survive, please let us know within one year of delivery. We will send you a free one-time replacement, with a nominal shipping fee of $9.99. If the item in question is not available, we can issue a one-time credit to your account equaling the original product purchase price or issue you a refund. Read more about our warranty policy.


Bloom Color Pink
Chill Hours 500
Fruit Color Yellow
Fruit Size Medium - Large
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
Texture Juicy, Firm
Years to Bear 2 - 4
Zone Range 6 - 9

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 4 - 6' tall x 4 - 6' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 4 - 6' apart to ensure room for growth.

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 6 - 9
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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