Nectarine Tree Varieties
Large freestone fruit with smooth skin; 70% bright red overlaid on brilliant yellow. Firm, smooth textured, yellow flesh of excellent quality.
Medium size fruit. 90% bright red color; almost freestone. Good quality, medium firm texture. Yellow flesh. Good flavor. Tree is medium size, spreading, and productive. Self-fruitful. Ripens mid-August. Reliable.
Large, oval fruit is almost completely dark red over a yellow background. Firm, yellow, freestone flesh. Rich, tangy-sweet flavor; one of the best. Productive, moderately vigorous tree. Self-fruitful. Ripens in early July in central California. Requires 700 hours of chilling. Trees and blossom buds are fairly hardy to winter cold. Ripens approximately 7/10.
Red-skinned with yellow flesh. Great balance of acid in this fruit, with both tart and sweet notes. Panamint nectarine is very popular in places like Southern California, because of its low chill requirement.
High-yielding; uniformly large fruit. Blemish free red fruit. Good size if properly thinned. Firm and juicy. Excellent color and flavor. High quality. Holds its firmness during storage/shipping. Self-fertile.
White nectarine with a red skin. Freestone. The fruit is sweet and juicy, with a nice balancing acid. Snow Queen has a chill requirement of 250-300 hours.
Large, smooth-skinned freestone nectarine. Vivid red with golden flesh. Sweet and distinctive. Comes free of the pit intact. Long storage life. Does not lose it’s flavor when canned or frozen. Self-fertile.