Stark® Crimson Snow™ Nectarine

Item #137654, Standard, EZ Start®. Ships 1' 6" - 3' tall with advanced root system in a 4x4x10" EZ Start® Pot. Professionally pruned for FREE!
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Perfect for fruit salads. Slice into this deep crimson fruit to reveal a snowy white center. The flesh is sweet, juicy and firm, and offers a new spin on nectarine dessert recipes. Ideal for eating fresh, cooking or canning. Introduced circa 1993. Freestone. Ripens in early August. Self-pollinating.

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Bloom Color Pink
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium
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
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

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.


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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Why did you choose this?
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Loved the look of the fruit and the description.
Debbie B on Oct 31, 2020
Loved the look of the fruit and the description.
Debbie B on Oct 31, 2020
How can one not want something that is such a beautiful red with snow white flesh?
Vivian C on Oct 8, 2016
How can one not want something that is such a beautiful red with snow white flesh?
Vivian C on Oct 8, 2016
Is this fruit free or clingstone?
JAMIE J on Aug 12, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. This variety is a freestone nectarine.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
why I can not get it for 5 years?
jingdong c on May 19, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. We do not have a guaranteed ETA on when more will become available. We are very sorry for this inconvenience and completely understand your disappointment. Rest assured, that if you sign up for a notification, you'll be one of the first to be notified when it becomes available again.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us, remember that we're here for you. Have a great day!

which variety of dwarf nectarine tree is most disease resistant (From cedar rust) in zone 6B ?
Jack S on Feb 22, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Nectarines are typically not susceptible to cedar apple rust; it usually only affects apples and pears. The growing zone and tree size are not connected to disease-resistance; that's in the tree's genes. If you're looking for a disease-resistant nectarine (bacterial spot and brown rot being the most common nectarine diseases), Hardired is your best best: //

Customer Reviews

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Friut all over the tree in the 3rd year.
This is the third year for our tree and it is loaded with fruit. The tree has grown wonderfully. We only had one nectarine last year but it was amazingly sweet.
August 9, 2016
Stark Crimson Snow Nectarine
One year since i planted it. It is full of fruit! Shows vigorous growth
May 11, 2016
over 6 years ago
My first Nectarine
We planted three Nectarines last year and have our first fruit on our Crimson Snow this year. If the squirrels don't get it then I will enjoy it's sweet taste later this summer.
May 4, 2017
over 5 years ago
Stark Crimson Snow Nectarine
I'm impressed! it has already set 15 nectarines. Your plants are always top quality!
May 16, 2016
over 6 years ago
Fast bearer of good fruit
I planted this in spring of 2016, and it produced a few very juicy, flavorful, fine-fleshed nectarines in summer of 2017. Even after some later winter pruning and a hard long winter, this tree was covered with blossoms in spring of 2018, and we’re hoping for even more fruit this summer.
May 21, 2018
over 5 years ago
I've had good luck with these
I've had good luck with these in the northern Chicago suburbs.

In the tree's third leaf with me, I got my first nice homegrown nectarine. (I got one before the squirrels got to them.)

It's a world apart from store nectarines, of course.

Normally, I share the first-fruit-of-the-season with my children. Pie cherries?
Sure. Gravenstein apples? Yes.

Nectarines? No way.

I stood in front of the tree, slurping at the seed until it was all gone. I feel guilty about it even now, but... a homegrown nectarine is very special.

This tree has grown well for me and survived Chicago's recent winters. I recommend it to you - and because it's self-pollinating, it's probably a smaller investment than the shirt that you'll ruin as the juice from your first Crimson Snow dribbles down your greedy sleeves!
December 8, 2018
over 5 years ago
Our best fruit tree
Purchased in fall of 2013, along with a few other fruit trees. This tree was the first to bear fruit, and regularly bears more than all our other trees. The fruit is delicious and rarely makes it into the house!
February 26, 2017
Love this tree!
I bought this tree last year February with another peach tree. Now both are big trees. Crimson Snow has about 25 fruits now just turning lovely pink. The other one (Early Elberta) has over 100 fruits and some of them are red already.
May 25, 2016
over 6 years ago
Great tree
Two years out and we have lots of fruit. It did really well with little maintenance. It produces quite a bit of fruit for its size. Definitely would recommend.
June 15, 2018
over 5 years ago
Vigorous grower
This is the second year after planting and it gave it's first flowers this spring, but didn't develop fruit. The graft was really high so don't have to worry about bypassing the rootstock
July 3, 2017
over 5 years ago