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Mericrest Nectarine Tree

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Mild, slightly tangy freestone fruit with dark redskin and golden flesh. Resists brown rot, leaf spot. Ripens mid to late Aug. Self-pollinating. Zones 5-8.

Why buy a Standard Deluxe or Li'l Big Deluxe package - Deluxe fruit trees include 2 oz. Quik-Cal Pelletized Calcium, 12 oz. bag of Fruit Tree Food Starter Formula and a premium tree guard to protect the trunk for gnawing pests, weed trimmers and mowers. Li'l-BIG™ Deluxe fruit trees also include our innovative tree support, recommended for all Li'l-BIG trees.

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  • Botanical Name: Prunus persica var nucipersica 'Mericrest'
  • Height: 16 feet standard, 10 feet semi-dwarf.
  • Spacing: 16 feet for standard, 12 feet for semi-dwarf.
  • Depth: Plant with graft union 2 inches above the soil surface.
  • Spread: 18 feet standard, 12 feet semi-dwarf.
  • Light Required: Full sun.
  • Pollinator: Self-pollinating, yields better with another peach or nectarine variety.
  • Yield: Approximately 3 - 6 bushels at maturity for standard, 2 - 4 bushels for semi-dwarf.
  • Color: White
  • Foliage: Dark green, long narrow leaves.
  • Blooms: April
  • Fruit: Mild, slightly tangy freestone fruit with dark redskin and golden flesh.
  • Zone: 5 - 8 (-10° F.).
  • Form: Deciduous. Spreading.
  • Flower Form: Pink blossoms.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained, fertile organic soil.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
  • Pruning: Nectarine trees need to be pruned to optimize fruit production and allow light into the tree. Most home gardeners do not prune their trees enough. Pruning encourages new growth and shapes the tree. Prune nectarines hard, removing most of the previous year's growth. Fruit will be produced on the previous year's wood, so leave enough to ensure a good crop, but not overburden the tree. Removing interior branches opens up the tree and allows sunlight to penetrate to lower branches.
  • Size: 1 inch blossoms.
  • Comments: The hardiest nectarine. 800 chill hours. Can take temperatures to -14 degrees F. without loss of crop.-20 degrees F. Smooth dark red skin. Firm yellow freestone flesh. Excellent quality. Resistant to brown rot and leaf spot.

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