Stark® Crimson Gold Nectarine

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Enjoy huge crops of flavorful nectarines. This tree produces beautiful, bright-red skinned fruit. Golden flesh holds its color, so it looks great even when cooked. Heat-tolerant. Semi-freestone. Introduced circa 1960s. Ripens in July. Self-pollinating.

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Bloom Color Pink
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Small - Medium
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Ripens/Harvest July
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Good Flavor
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 2 - 4
Zone Range 5 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 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 compatability 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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Dad always had one, when we moved we couldn't take it with us! Time to have another.
Alex C on Mar 20, 2017
Dad always had one, when we moved we couldn't take it with us! Time to have another.
Alex C on Mar 20, 2017
I have peaches and plums but no nectarines. So I wanted to try growing these.
Juan C on Dec 26, 2016
I have peaches and plums but no nectarines. So I wanted to try growing these.
Juan C on Dec 26, 2016
What is the chill hours requirement for this tree?
Juan C on Jan 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The chill hours for this tree are relatively low at 450.
My nectarine tree is loaded with fruit this year but the fruit has gummy sap leaking out of it. What is causing this and how can I correct the problem?
Marilyn C on Jul 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Nectarine fruit "oozing" is caused by a couple of major offenders. First, be sure your tree is getting enough - but not too much - water. The oozing could also be caused by: frost damage last spring, which creates tiny cracks in the fruit; fruit moths, borers or stink bugs. A lack of nutrients could also be the culprit, but don't fertilize now. A regular spraying program earlier in the year will stop the pests, if they're the culprit. If you cut open some of the fruit and find bugs, you can try this organic spray: // Hopefully that will save some of your crop.

Customer Reviews

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Solid garden addition
Took well and is growing rapidly. Pretty flowers also.
May 21, 2016
over 6 years ago
Slowly making it
This tree bloomed the first summer even had a tiny fruit but I picked it off because the tree is still looking small and little to no growth so far. Hope it will begain to get stronger soon. I have used fruit stakes to feed it. It was packaged well and came on time only 4 stars because its small.
May 16, 2016
over 6 years ago
Pretty tree
I bought this tree in 2015 and it bloomed nicely every year and put on fair growth last season; looks like I will have a small crop this season. I cant wait ! Yum-Yum
April 29, 2017
Purchased Fall, 2017
In early March my tree had a handfull of beautiful pink blooms. I purchased the Supreme Dwarf, which at the moment is a stocky stick with lots of leaves and 2 nectarines the size of my thumb nail! So far, so good. Even if the little fruits fall off, it has brought me joy. Thank you!
April 16, 2018
over 3 years ago
Flowered, now fruit, first year
Planted May 2018. Survived the Georgia winter like a champ. Fed it profusely with Black cow, guano and milorganite. I had numerous flowers early this year and now five or six fruits have formed. Great little tree. Very pleased. Hope the squirrels do not discover it.
April 13, 2019
Great little tree
I was surprised to see a flower on my tree so soon after planting. Time will tell if the flower will produce fruit but this tree is doing wonderful. Great branching and leaf development. I would recommend it for any nectarine lover.

May 1, 2019
over 3 years ago
This tree is very accepting of the 70437! Good strong growth from the initial planting. No downside as yet!
May 19, 2016
over 6 years ago
Gold nectarine
unfortunately neither of the two plantings has leafed out. While they were fine looking stock they did not appear to have any viable leaf buds and remain bare stems at this point - having been planted 8 to 10 weeks ago. Disappointing. Two plum trees planted at the same time with the same watering and in the "same" location are nicely growing.
June 25, 2018
over 3 years ago
Response from Stark Bro's
Thank you for your feedback. Since 1816, Stark Bro's has promised to please customers with the very best fruit trees and landscaping products, no matter what. It's just that simple. Please contact us at or call us at 800.325.4180 to go over our limited warranty options that might be available to you if your purchase was within the last year. Your planting success is important to us!
September 1, 2018
Tabitha R