Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info) Genus: Prunus (PROO-nus) (Info) Species: persica var. nucipersica Cultivar: Sweet Pearl Additional cultivar information: (PP13495) Hybridized by Bradford; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2003
Height: 8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
Spacing: 12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
Hardiness: USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Danger: Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Bloom Color: Pale Pink
Bloom Time: Mid Spring
Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH requirements: 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic) 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
On Jan 16, 2013, drobarr from Hummelstown, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:
I purchased this nectarine tree in 2009 from Lowes. It is a medium sized nectarine with very smooth skin. Its skin is very dark red/purple blending into moderate yellowish under color. Has very sweet flavor and flesh is white and is free stone. I live in zone 6 (Hershey, PA) and have had great fruit set every year, even with an early breaking of the dormancy and a late frost (2012). Maturity is reached around mid August.
On Jul 20, 2008, DrDoolotz from Urbandale, IA (Zone 5a) wrote:
I bought one of these trees yesterday at Lowe's. It doesn't have a zone label on it but I'm hoping it will work out here in Iowa, even if it doesn't reliably fruit every year (similar to my peach).
Parentage of the tree was Red Glen and an unnamed white fleshed nectarine as the pollen parent.
The tree has white fleshed nectarines. I have not tasted one since I just got the tree. I'll see how it does here in Iowa and try to remember to update this note. If you see that I haven't updated the note, please remind me and I'll do so!
On Feb 12, 2006, Tir_Na_Nog from Houston United States (Zone 9b) wrote:
I bought 2 of these nectarine trees at a Lowe's and I cannot find any information about it online!!!! Hoping someone can add to this file....will update about tree progress....UPDATE 7/19/08----we moved from this location over a year ago before fruit bore so I can't comment on that, the simple label the plant came with from the box store had a patent # on it but there was little we could find out about this tree.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Las Vegas, Nevada Charlotte, North Carolina Hummelstown, Pennsylvania Palm Valley, Texas