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Stark® SunGlo Nectarine

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A must for nectarine lovers. This “queen” of the nectarines is hardy and productive, yielding yellow-fleshed fruit up to 3" with unparalleled quality. You can freeze or can them, or eat them fresh. An excellent choice for first-time fruit growers. Freestone. Developed in Merced, California, introduced by Stark Bro’s in 1962. Ripens in early August. Self-pollinating.


Bloom Color Pink
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Large
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, Juicy
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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Love nectarines
Steven T on Feb 28, 2020
don't have any nectarine trees, self pollinating
STEVE J on Jan 27, 2020
Love nectarines
Steven T on Feb 28, 2020
Looks and sounds delicious
Kathleen W on Feb 22, 2020
don't have any nectarine trees, self pollinating
STEVE J on Jan 27, 2020
something new
John n on Jan 13, 2020
Love this variety, always a big nectarine fan
Brent S on Jan 9, 2020
Eat fresh
Daniel A on Jan 4, 2020
Best nectarine I've ever tasted. Had them at my previous address. Want them at my new address.
Dennis K on Dec 17, 2019
We live in Zone 8 but have had freezes. This variety was recommended by nursery person as a potential survivor.
BERYL D on Oct 29, 2019
Small tree, sweet,juicy, freestone looks like it should do well,
Thomas K R on Oct 22, 2019
Developed by Stark it has to be good. Their name is on it.
Wilburn D on Sep 12, 2019
Stark has help me create lovely fruit trees & I love nectarines.
eileen m on Apr 9, 2019
It was freestone and self polinating, and the reviews and description looked good.
Mark and Alicia W on Mar 19, 2019
It is an easy to grow tree
pawpa on Mar 3, 2019
Free stone and a Stark developed tree
Steve P on Feb 17, 2019
Self-pollinating...I only have room to plant 1 tree.
Marilyn B on Feb 9, 2019
Had one years ago and loved the tree and those wonderful nectarines!
KATHRYN W on Jan 16, 2019
Sounds delicious & easy to grow
Mark F on Oct 23, 2018
Bought two last year, only one survived shipment. This is a replacement, and I am greatly pleased that my account had the credit already applied.
Dave W on Oct 18, 2018
Because our customers keep asking for more. They are amazing.
Smith F on Aug 2, 2018
I've heard a lot about this variety and decided to try it!
Harold F on Jul 24, 2018
I love nectarines because of "no fuzz" so I will try this variety which did well for me in western Oregon
ELAINE H on Jul 7, 2018
He wanted peaches, but I prefer nectarines.
Corine S on May 29, 2018
Quality of fruit trees we have ordered in the past.
DARRELL B on May 7, 2018
Variety is great for a family orchard. Self pollination is a plus.
Aubrey S on May 3, 2018
Love un-fuzzy peaches... that's what we called them as children.
Robin d on Apr 29, 2018
We've been thrilled with the nectarines that we are getting from one we order several years ago - it was time to add more of these!
ROSE E on Apr 25, 2017
Nectarines are my Jane's favorite fruit. May be "iffy" in our climate but have to try it.
Jane R on Apr 7, 2017
I had one before and it lasted for A DOZEN +YEARS. A winter ice storm took it down and we have missed it ever since.
Jennifer K on Apr 2, 2017
Wife loves nectarines and I researched hevily before settling on this one. I believe I will be well satisfied.
Ralph D on Feb 16, 2017
I just ordered it today, under says "hardy and productive... An excellent choice for first-time fruit growers". I hope its true.. and do good here in MS, cant wait to see the fruit!
fely mae l on Sep 23, 2016
Size of tree. Flavor
John B on Sep 16, 2016
My wife loves nectarines.
Jonathan H on Apr 26, 2016
Used to grow it commercially, 25 years ago
Carol R on Apr 17, 2016
This will be my first nectarine tree. I planted a small orchard last year (8 trees) and all my trees are very young. This will fit right in.
Ann D on Apr 9, 2016
Self pollinating and love nectarines and wanted to try one, only room for one nectarine tree in small yard.
Geoffrey C on Mar 15, 2016
I will be moving & hate to leave my tree I got from you years ago!
mary z m on Mar 15, 2016
I wanted a free stone sweet nectarine
Virginia O on Mar 15, 2016
It fits in with other fruit ripining times in my orchard, and I'm down sizing from the full size Mericrest that I have.
RONALD B on Feb 20, 2016
Looks and sounds delicious
Kathleen W on Feb 22, 2020
something new
John n on Jan 13, 2020
What are the chilling hours for the Stark Sun Glo Nectarines?
Kevin W on Feb 21, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The chill hours for SunGlo are 850.
Will a nectarine tree fertilize a peach tree?
Michelle34120 on Feb 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, it won't. Only a different variety of peach with a similar bloom time can pollinate another peach tree.
Closest flavor to other fruits?
Sandra B on Jun 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: A nectarine is just a fuzzless peach with a little more tanginess.
I am wondering if this tree is curl resistant?
Kathleen M on Sep 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There is no indication that the tree is known to have resistance or susceptibility to leaf-curl, but if you know that leaf curl is an issue in your area, you may want to equip yourself with a copper fungicide for preemptive disease control starting in the fall. The best product we know of is this:
Are you out of dwarf nectarine trees for the year?
Mike C on Jan 27, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. We are very sorry to report that we are out of stock of all dwarf nectarines this spring. If you'd like to sign up for a notification, you'll be one of the first to know when it becomes available again. Just send us an email and we will set this up for you.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Is it uncommon to get leaf curl on this nectarine tree? I saw some and picked off those leaves. It is looking better, but has some gummosis in a few places. How to distinguish leaf curl from canker?
KathyMorgan on May 11, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Not sure how to answer. The first SunGlo I received leafed out and promptly died. I asked for a replacement but its been sold out the last two years so I don't have any long term experience.
Is the Stark SunGlo Nectarine available in dwarf and semi-dwarf sizes?
Gary K on Feb 6, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. By selecting the option menu, you'll find our available sizes. Currently, we only have the standard size available.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
What tree should i plant with this sunglo nect, to get a better yeild?
Joseph e. v on Apr 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Any other of our nectarine varieties except Hardired wiill serve as a good pollination '"booster".
Will any other nectarine variety work as a "pollinating partner" (e.g., Fantasia) to increase crop size, or does the pollinating partner have to be another Sunglo?
John D. on Mar 16, 2020

Customer Reviews

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Growing great so far
Planted March 2015. A year later its nearly doubled in size and as big as my honeycrisp and red rome apple trees planted in 2012. I live in Commerce MI, 30min NW of Detroit.
May 17, 2016
over 5 years ago
fantastic nectarines
store bought nectarines can't compare to home grown ones - I loved this tree so much I bought another. My original has stayed small, but we have poor sandy soil in Albuquerque, NM and little rain. The nectarines are small and bite-sized, but the flavor is wonderful - one of my favorite fruit trees.
January 16, 2017
What a great tree!
This tree is doing great. Nice strong healthy growth. Set a bunch of fruit this year (it's first full year in the ground). Removed most of them to let the tree continue to develop a strong root structure. I left one and it was beautiful. The day I was going to pick it, a tree rat (aka squirrel) got it. Next year, my friend.. next year.
August 15, 2016
over 5 years ago
This is the most unbelievable tree I ever planted. It tripled in size in just two years. I can’t say enough about the taste of the fruit it is the best nectarine you will ever eat. Planning on purchasing a couple more. Zone 6
May 4, 2018
over 5 years ago
Excellent stock. Had fruit the first year. Bought on sale and put in a rootmaker pot the first summer and kept watered. Planted in fall.
March 7, 2017
over 5 years ago
These trees are loaded and it is only the second year. I have learned a lesson, don't buy any fruit trees except from Stark Bros.
May 16, 2016
over 6 years ago
I love this tree
I ordered this tree last Spring. It has grown well, and is much larger than I expected it to be after one year. It even has fruit on it this year (3 or 4, but it is more than I expected the first year.) I always check the Stark Brother's website first when looking for a fruit tree.
June 7, 2016
over 5 years ago
Strong grower and setter of fruit
We planted this tree in spring 2013 and it took off immediately. We have very challenging soil, so the strong growth was very impressive. Spring 2015 it set a huge number of blossoms and required a ton of thinning. The fruit was just OK in flavor and we had more pest problems with this tree compared to other stone fruits. We prefer our peaches (also bought from Stark Bros.), but this is a nice tree as well.
March 26, 2017
stark sunglo nectarine
Tree is growing like crazy. It had some blooms but even though we covered it, I think the frost got some of the blooms. I am very pleased with the growth of my tree and looking forward to the fruit.
May 10, 2016
over 5 years ago
My Nectarine is still a sapling growing through it's first spring from last spring's planting. At this point it looks extremely robust and in dire need of pruning. I look forward to another year of growth then production of fruit. I recommend for Zone 7a.
June 3, 2016
over 5 years ago