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One of the best garden varieties
Amazing resistance to frost
Easy to grow
Fulfilled and sold by Thompson & Morgan
Height Up to 250cm (98.4in)
Spread Up to 250cm (98.4in)
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One of the best garden varieties, Nectarine 'Fantasia' is easy to grow with very good resistance to frost. This mouth-watering nectarine produces an excellent crop of vivid orange-red fruits with juicy yellow flesh and a 'free' stone that can be harvested in August. Early harvests have a fresh tangy flavour, while later pickings taste rich and sweet.
This variety is self-fertile and does not require a pollination partner.
Estimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years.
Estimated time to best yields: 4 years.
1 feathered maiden nectarine tree (Peach Seedling Rootstock) (14247)
Fruit trees do not suffer weed competition well. Keep weeds and grass clear from within a 30cm radius of base of the tree. In spring, while the ground is moist, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost around the base of the tree, taking care not to mound it up against the stem. This will help to retain moisture throughout the summer. Feed and water nectarine trees regularly during particularly dry periods.
Nectarine may be fan trained against a wall or grown as a bush. When pruning nectarine trees it is important to avoid winter pruning as this leaves them prone to silver leaf disease.
To bush train: In the first spring after planting, select 3 or 4 well spaced branches on a clear trunk of at least 75cm (29"), and shorten them by two thirds. Remove the central stem to just above the highest of the selected branches. Remove any laterals below the selected branches. In the following spring, select 3 or 4 sub laterals on each branch and shorten these by half to create a balanced, open framework. In future years nectarines will require only occasional pruning to remove damaged, badly placed or diseased wood. This should be carried out during April. When fruits are walnut sized they should be thinned to one fruit per cluster, at a spacing of 15cm (96) apart.
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