||Prunus persica var. nucipersica
||Arctic Sprite Miniature Nectarine
Arctic Sprite yields a white-fleshed, freestone fruit. Spectacular spring bloom. Light yellow/red blush with yellow/red flesh.
Nectarines are a deciduous stone fruit trees with delicious eating fruit, like peaches without the fuzz! Vigorous growers, they are an excellent addition to small and large backyard orchards. Even though these are self-fruitful, there will be higher yield with more than one variety for cross-pollination.
Small, naturally dwarfed tree is very easy to thin and harvest. Less than 8' tall. Deciduous, slow growing, upright tree. 3-5 years before fruit production.
||Delightful tangy-sweet flavor
||Plant in full sun (minimum 6 hours).
||Prefers moist, well-drained soil. Water deeply and regularly in the first few growing seasons to establish strong root system. Reduce frequency once established.
|Planting and Care Tip:
||Prune to shape and remove dead or damaged branches. Thin young fruits to increase fruit size. Fertilize in late winter before blooms emerge.
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