Nectarine 'Necta Zee'Prunus persica var. nectarinaPatio fruit tree

Hardy Tree

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Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches. Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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Ideal for growing in containers

Can be harvested in August

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Height Up to 150cm (59.1in)
Spread Up to 150cm (59.1in)

Hardy Tree

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Description

Bred in California, Nectarine 'Necta Zee' is a genetically dwarf variety, making it ideal for growing in containers. The delicious crop of nectarines can be harvested in August from an attractive 'mop head' of branches.

  • Peach, Nectarine, and Apricot rootstocks:
  • Peach Seedling - Dwarf reaching a mature height of up to 2.5m (8')
  • Mont Clare - Semi dwarf reaching a mature height of up to 3m (10')
  • Torrinel - Semi dwarf reaching a mature height of 3m (10')
  • Krymsk 86 - Semi vigorous reaching a mature height of up to 4m (13')
  • St. Julien - Semi vigorous reaching a mature height of up to 4.5m (14')

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.


Please note: Patio trees are derived from clonal selections for dwarfism which ensures a particularly compact growth habit of around 1m (39") in height.

Useful links:

How to grow fruit trees Fruit rootstock guide


1 bare root nectarine plant (Peach Seedling Rootstock) (14305)

How to Grow
Plant nectarine trees in rich fertile, well drained soil in a sheltered, sunny position. A south facing position is preferable to provide protection from damaging frosts. Prior to planting, incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost into the planting hole. If the tree is to be bush trained then drive a stake into the ground prior to planting. Staking after planting may result in damage to the root ball. For wall trained nectarines attach support wires to the wall prior to planting. Plant fruit trees at their original soil level and firm them into the ground. Fasten the tree to the stake or support wires, and water well.
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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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