Nectarine
Prunus persica var. nucipersica 'Snow Queen'

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

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Trees

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

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Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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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:

Tucson, Arizona

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 12, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

This tree produces a fruit that is sweet and juicy. It's a taste test winner. It is an early season white freestone. Long-time favorite in Southern California for its low chilling needs. Harvest June 20- July 1. (250-300 chill hours). Tree may reach a height of 20' and is self-fertile. Requires pruning and thinning for consistent, quality crops. Moderate fertility and good drainage a must.

Generally, nectarines don't do well in humid climates. They are susceptible to peach leaf curl, brown rot & oriental fruit moth.