NECTARINE TREE FLAVORTOP 5 GALLONPart Number: 3002639
Prunus persica var. nucipersica 'Flavortop'
Height: 20 feet
Spread: 20 feet
Sunlight: full sun
Hardiness Zone: 5b
An exceptional selection, producing large, freestone nectarines with great flavor, smooth red skin, and sweet yellow flesh; high yield with excellent vigor; susceptible to late spring freezes and disease, needs full sun and well-drained soil
Flavortop Nectarine is a small tree that is typically grown for its edible qualities. It produces large red round fruit (technically 'drupes') with hints of yellow and yellow flesh which are usually ready for picking from mid to late summer. The fruits have a sweet taste with a firm texture and a pleasant fragrance.
Flavortop Nectarine is draped in stunning clusters of fragrant pink flowers along the branches in early spring, which emerge from distinctive rose flower buds before the leaves. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The narrow leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruits are showy red drupes with hints of yellow, which are carried in abundance in mid summer.
This is a deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition. This plant will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed.
Flavortop Nectarine will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more. This is a self-pollinating variety, so it doesn't require a second plant nearby to set fruit.
This tree is typically grown in a designated area of the yard because of its mature size and spread. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.