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Productive, reliable and carefree. This variety is disease-resistant (especially to bacterial spot and brown rot) making it easy to grow, and it is very productive — thin the bountiful fruit crop for bigger nectarines. Fruits feature firm, yellow, flavorful flesh. Semi-freestone. Originates from Ontario, Canada, introduced in 1974. Ripens in August. Self-pollinating.


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 Good
Texture Firm
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 15 - 20' Tall X 15 - 20' 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 15 - 20'
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

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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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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Disease resistant to brown rot.
NHIEN L on Jan 5, 2017
Because it is disease resistant. Other nectarine trees have not done well on my property.
ROB B on Mar 6, 2016
Disease resistant to brown rot.
NHIEN L on Jan 5, 2017
We have had a miniature nectarine from your company before and it produced fruit for years.
Helen S H on Mar 23, 2016
Because it is disease resistant. Other nectarine trees have not done well on my property.
ROB B on Mar 6, 2016
We have had a miniature nectarine from your company before and it produced fruit for years.
Helen S H on Mar 23, 2016

Customer Reviews

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Delicious Nectarines!
This variety is delicious! Our tree bears a lot of fruit, after being planted only 5 years ago. For larger fruit, be prepared to thin the fruit mercilessly. Also know that for the first few years, you should remove all fruit so the tree can put all its energy into growing larger.
August 12, 2016
Good grower
I planted this tree mid May 2014, it has about 75% sun to that of being in an open field, auto water, no food. First year it grew 3’-4’ to 7’. This year it is about 12’ tall and it is loaded with fruit. This tree likes to grow and bear and/or I must have some good soil here out in the sticks. Note: I started doing bees, and I am up to 10 hives. I noticed a tremendous difference in fruit on all my trees as a result. It is only May exactly 2 years after planting and the fruit is 1.5” diameter and growing. I don’t know anything about taste yet and if I can keep the raccoons from cleaning it, I might get to taste it.
May 9, 2016
Overall I am pleased with the nectarine although like most of the plants from Stark it was on the small side. It has grown enough to begin filling in the espalier trellis and has a few fruit this year.
May 21, 2016
over 2 years ago
Hardired Nectarine
I live in Texas in the winter and in Grand Coulee Washington in the summer. I ordered the Nectarine tree from Stark Brothers with a scheduled arrival date of April 13th, the day I was returning to Washington. It came as scheduled. Since it was bare root tree it was important that it be planted immediately. It was. Now in mid May the tree is doing fine and looking healthy. I'm looking forward to nectarines in the next year or so. I would definitely recommend Stark Bros.
May 21, 2016
over 2 years ago
My tree arrived as a stick and is now a tree with actual fruit growing already. They are tiny, but they are there! This was my very first fruit tree. I couldn't be happier with it. I'll update once the fruit ripens!
May 11, 2016
over 2 years ago
Hardired Nectarine
This tree is at its early stage of growth. It is very hardy in the Wi. Weather. It is blooming the first time this year. See what happens this summer.
May 12, 2016
over 2 years ago
Dwarf Nectarine
Great little tree, this is year three and it looks fantastic. Should be getting a few nectarines this year, just enough for the tree to go through its fruit bearing cycle.
May 2, 2017
over 2 years ago
Nice trees
I was a little skeptical when I ordered these trees last year. They seemed small in size and I wasn't sure how they would do where we live. This year they are full of bright green leaves and very hearty. Their growth has really shot up and they seem to be pest and disease free. They are not bearing fruit yet but the foliage is doing really well.
May 23, 2016
over 2 years ago
Great for its first year.
Planted it last spring. It took off and branched out nicely. We had a very open winter with below normal snow fall. And a higher than normal temperature for December. Our spring has been cooler than normal so far.

All leaved out and green this spring. Doing great. I think the next Necterines I plant will be Hardired.
May 15, 2016
over 2 years ago
Sprouted within a day or two but has some lead curl
I got a bare root and leaves sprouted quickly. Doing good so far except for some leaves are curling, which I didn't expect for this tree which is supposed to be resistant. I probably planted it too late to get any fruit this year.
June 24, 2016
1 year ago
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