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Nectarine
Prunus persica var. nucipersica 'Le Grand'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Prunus (PROO-nus) (Info)
Species: persica var. nucipersica
Cultivar: Le Grand

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Trees

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Castro Valley, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 3, 2006, hanna1 from Castro Valley, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

This fruit tree was specially selected for our Western U.S. climate and will produce delicious, fresh juicy fruit every year. Needs 450 hours below 45F. Easy to grow, also a wonderful ornamental addition to the landscape providing a dramatic display of flowers in the spring.
Very large yellow fruit has a delicate, semi-acid flavor. Ripens mid season, with red blush, firm skin, and a rich, sweet flavor. Clingstone. Bears consistently. Vigorous tree. Ripens early August. Great for canning.