Fruit trees

Nectarine tree: the tree with nectarines


The nectarine tree, from the same family as the peach tree, is a formidable fruit tree which requires a few for a good harvest.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Prunus Persica nucipersica
Family : Rosaceae
Type: Tree fruit tree

Height
: 2 to 5 m
Exposure : Sunny
Ground : Ordinary, well drained

Foliage
: Expired -Harvest : Summer

Planting, maintenance and pruning are important to avoid disease and ensure good development of your nectarine tree.

Planting the nectarine tree

It is recommended plant the nectarine tree in a sunny location sheltered from the prevailing winds.

Once the location has been chosen, plant your nectarine tree in autumn or in spring.

  • Make a mixture of potting soil and garden soil which will lighten the soil and provide the nutrients necessary for the tree to develop properly.
  • If your soil is clay, add about 1/3 of the sand to your soil and potting mix.
  • Put a mulching in order to protect it from winter frosts but also to supplement the organic supply and prevent the growth of weeds.

The nectarine tree is quite hardy, so it can withstand temperatures in the range of -15 to -20 °.

Pruning and caring for the nectarine tree

The nectarine tree has a so-called "non-apical" tendency which means that after pruning, it will start again from the base rather than from the top.

Each year it is important to prune the nectarine tree at the end of winter above a well formed wood eye.

  • You will ensure that the size is balanced and that there is no central axis but on the contrary a multitude of ramifications.

It is important to practice fruiting size before re-vegetation to stimulate the appearance of beautiful and numerous peaches.

The nectarine tree is very sensitive to peach blister and it is obvious that a good size will give vigor to your nectarine tree and therefore better resistance.

You can also treat your nectarine tree before the first leaves appear, with a biological acaricide or a mixture of Bordeaux mixture.

To know about the nectarine tree

Who has never dreamed of fetching their peaches in the garden, at the end of a festive meal on the terrace in summer ...?

From early flowering to a pretty rose, the nectarine tree will provide you with beautiful nectarines all summer long.

Nectarine, produced by Prunus persica nucipersica, is actually a peach variety resulting from a natural mutation of to fish.

The difference between peach and nectarine is more in appearance, the peach having a fluff that the nectarine does not. The nectarine is smooth and shiny.

Nectarine diseases

  • Nectarine blister : blisters on the leaves
  • Aphids: Organic control and treatment
  • Mealybugs: Control and treatment
  • Moniliosis: Nectarines rot on the nectarine tree

Smart tip about the nectarine tree

Adopt organic products, because they are now very effective and will not contaminate the fruits that you will taste ...


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Video: Summer Pruning for Peach and Nectarine (October 2020).