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Bare Root Nectarines
Nectarines and peaches are very similar – the trees look alike, they are susceptible to the same insects and diseases and both can have either yellow or white flesh. They also both have a wide range of climate adaptability and many subtle taste distinctions. Botanically, peaches are Prunus persica and nectarines are Prunus persica nucipersica. There are, however, some notable differences. Nectarines do not have fuzzy skin and they have a very distinctive flavor all their own.
The most recent breakthroughs in nectarine breeding involve the white fleshed varieties. The Zaiger family, who have introduced many new fruit varieties in the last twenty years, are responsible for the Arctic series which includes Arctic Blaze, Arctic Glo, Arctic Jay, Arctic Queen, Arctic Rose and Arctic Star. These are all delicious white fleshed nectarines. The ripening season starts with Arctic Star (the lowest chill variety) in mid to late June and ends with Arctic Blaze which ripens in late August.
Arctic Babe Miniature Nectarine
The first miniature white fleshed nectarine, the result of interspecific breeding by Zaiger! Extremely sweet with large fruit. Grows four to six feet tall. Ripens late May to early June. 700 hours or less. Self-fruitful. (Zaiger) Available on: Lov.
Arctic Blaze Nectarine - Standard
Taste test winner. One of the best of the low acid, white fleshed nectarines. Fruit has rich flavor and firm texture in early season, is very sweet when soft ripe. Large freestone to semi-freestone fruit has red and creamy white skin. Harvest mid to late August in Central California, after Arctic Queen white nectarine. Estimated chilling requirement 700-800 hrs. Self-fruitful. Pat No. 10174 (Zaiger). Available on Lov.
Arctic Glo Nectarine - Standard
Exciting sprightly sweet, early season white nectarine. High scoring in taste tests; nice balance of sugar and acid with very appealing flavor. Has red skin and very unusual crimson streaked white clingstone flesh. Highly recommended for home orchards. Ripens late June/early July. 400-500 hrs. Self-fruitful. Pat. No. 7884 (Zaiger). Available on Lov.
Arctic Jay Nectarine - Standard
Taste test winner. Very attractive, firm, freestone, white fleshed fruit is richly flavored, with a balance of sugar and acid. Ripens in July, between Arctic Glo and Heavenly White nectarines. 500 hrs. or less. Self-fruitful. Pat. No. 9908 (Zaiger). Available on Lov.
Arctic Queen Nectarine - Standard
Delicious, new, low acid, super sweet, freestone white nectarine. Very similar to Arctic Rose, but ripening 3-4 weeks later (early to mid Aug. in central Calif.). Has rich flavor and nice crunchy texture when firm ripe, is extremely sweet when soft ripe. High scoring in taste tests. 6-700 hrs. Self-fruitful. Pat. No. 8094 (Zaiger). Available on Lov.
Arctic Rose Nectarine - Standard
Delicious, white fleshed, super sweet, freestone nectarine. Has sweet, rich flavor and crunchy texture when firm; is extremely sweet when soft ripe. Very high scoring in taste tests; highly recommended for home orchards. Ripens mid to late July. 6-700 hrs. Self-fruitful. Pat. No. 7889 (Zaiger). Available on Lov.
Arctic Sprite Miniature White Nectarine NEW FOR 2021!
Produces lots of delicious white freestone fruit. Beautiful spring bloom. Ripens in late July. Expected chill required is 500 hours or less. Self-fruitful. (Zaiger). Available on Lov.
Arctic Star Nectarine - Standard
Earliest to ripen of the white fleshed nectarines. Low in acid, super sweet with no tartness. Semi-freestone, snow white flesh with beautiful dark red skin. Rave reviews in trial tastings. Ripens mid to late June. Low chill, only 300 hours. Self-fruitful. Pat. No. 9332 (Zaiger). Available on Nema.
Atomic Red Double Flowering and Fruiting Nectarine - Standard
Another Zaiger success! Very tasty white fleshed clingstone fruit is preceded by intensely deep red double blooms. Ripens in mid to late June. 500 hours. Self-fruitful. Available on Nema.
Desert Dawn Nectarine - Standard
Proven heavy producer of delicious nectarines for warm winter western climates. Skin is solid red, flesh is juicy and yellow freestone with rich flavor. Ripens mid to late May. 250 hrs. Self-fruitful. (Zaiger). Available on Nema.
Desert Delight Nectarine - Standard
Delicious low chill, semi-freestone nectarine. Large fruit with bright red skin, yellow flesh and rich flavor. Proven producer in warm winter western climates, also recommended as early fruit elsewhere. Ripens mid June. 1-200 hrs. Self-fruitful. Pat. No. 7891 (Zaiger). Available on Nema.
Double Delight Nectarine - Standard
Sensational mid season yellow freestone; very high scoring in taste tests. Heavy bearing tree with very showy double pink flowers. Superb, dark red skinned fruit is sweet, with unusually rich flavor; consistently the best flavored yellow nectarine--a must for home orchards. Ripens early to mid July. 300 hrs. Self-fruitful. (Zaiger) Available on Lov.
Fantasia Nectarine - Standard
Popular yellow freestone nectarine with large fruit. Harvest firm-ripe and tangy or soft-ripe and sweet with rich flavor. High scoring in taste tests. Ripens in late July/early August. 500 hrs. or less. Self-fruitful. Available on Lov.
Flavortop Nectarine - Standard
Firm, yellow freestone with excellent quality. One of the highest scoring nectarines in DWN fruit tastings. Ripens in mid July. Has large showy blossoms. 650 hrs. Self-fruitful. Available on Lov.
Garden Delight Miniature Nectarine
Large yellow freestone nectarine with sweet, delicious, refreshing flavor. Ripens in mid August. Heavy bearing 5-6 ft. tree, easily covered to protect from frost. 500 hrs. or less. Self-fruitful. (Zaiger) Available on: Lov.
Harko Nectarine - Standard
Sweet, firm, yellow, semi-freestone; one of the highest scoring nectarines in DWN fruit tastings. Cold hardy Canadian variety has showy, large, single pink flowers in spring. Tolerant of bacterial spot and brown rot. Ripens with Redhaven peach in early July in Central California. 800 hrs. Available on Lov.
Heavenly White Nectarine - Standard
Superb white fleshed freestone; consistently one of the highest scoring fruits at DWN's taste tests and three time taste test winner. Large, firm nectarine, with sweet, rich flavor; a connoisseur's delight. Dull red and cream colored skin. Ripens in mid to late July. 650 hrs. Self-fruitful. (Zaiger) Available on Lov.
Honey Kist Nectarine - Semi-dwarf NEW FOR 2021!
Early ripening yellow nectarine with high sugar and low acid. Harvest begins in late June in Central California. Picking can begin before fruit softens as low acid varieties are good to eat even before they are fully ripe. 500 hours. Self-fruitful. (Zaiger) Available on Cit.
Independence Nectarine - Standard
Consistently very high scoring in taste tests. Firm yellow freestone nectarine with bright red skin. Flavor is rich, tangy and sweet, one of the best. Winter and frost hardy; very reliable producer. Ripens in early July. 700 hrs. Self-fruitful. Available on Lov.
Jolly Red Giant Nectarine - Standard NEW FOR 2021!
Very large fruit if properly thinned. Freestone with delicious flavor. Skin is bright orange-red over yellow. Ripens mid July in Central California. 4-500 hours. Self-fruitful. (Zaiger) Available on Lov.
Liz's Late Nectarine - Standard
Taste test flavor winner. Sprightly sweet, intense, spicy flavored, yellow meated freestone nectarine with red over yellow skin. Ripens late Aug./early Sept. 600-700 hrs. Self-fruitful. Pat. No. 9437 (Zaiger). Available on Lov.
Mericrest Nectarine - Standard
Very cold and frost hardy with late bloom. Crops after sub-zero winters. Large, red skinned yellow freestone nectarine with rich, tangy flavor. Very high scoring in taste tests, highly recommended. Ripens mid-July. 800 hrs. Self-fruitful. Available on Lov.
Necta Zee Miniature Nectarine
Sweet, firm, flavorful, yellow freestone nectarine with beautiful red skin. Best self-fruitful miniature nectarine. Ripens mid June to early July. Strong, vigorous tree to 6 ft. 400 hrs. or less. Self-fruitful. Pat. No. 6283 (Zaiger). Available on: Lov.
Nectar Babe Miniature Nectarine
Excellent quality, mid season, yellow freestone nectarine with sweet, rich, delicious flavor. Heavy bearing 5-6 ft. tree. Ripens in July. 400 hrs. or less. Pollenized by Honey Babe or other peach or nectarine. (Zaiger) Available on: Lov.
Panamint Nectarine - Standard
Attractive red skinned yellow freestone nectarine. Aromatic, intensely flavored with nice acid-sugar balance. Dependable, long time favorite in warm winter southern Calif. climates. Ripens late July/early Aug. 250 hrs. Self-fruitful. Available on Nema.
Sauzee King Nectarine - Semi-dwarf
The first donut style nectarine from Zaiger Hybrids! Outstanding early season variety has white flesh that is sweet and juicy. Tree sets at a young age and produces heavily. Thinning is required for large fruit size. Red skin over a blush of yellow. Ripens late June, early July. 500 hrs. or less. Self-fruitful. Patent pending. Available on Cit.
Snow Queen Nectarine - Standard
Taste test winner. Sweet, juicy, early season white freestone nectarine; longtime favorite in southern Calif. Ripens in late June, 2-3 weeks before Babcock. 250-300 hrs. Self-fruitful. Available on Nema.
Sol Dorado Miniature Nectarine NEW FOR 2021!
Heavy producer of yellow freestone, delicious fruit. Attractive spring bloom. Ripens in early July. Expected chill required is 500 hours or less. Self-fruitful. (Zaiger) Available on Lov.
Southern Belle Dwarf Nectarine
Genetic dwarf to 5' tall. Very large, yellow fleshed freestone. Very productive nectarine. Blooms very early. Ripens in early August. Not suitable for cold winter areas. 300 chill hours. Self-fruitful. Available on Lovell.
Zee Glo Nectarine - Semi-dwarf
Taste test winner. Delicious late summer fruit with classic zesty, nectarine flavor. Superb balance of acid and sugar. Attractive dark red skin. Harvest about two week after Fantasia, mid to late August in Central Calif. Showy pink blossoms in spring. 6-700 hours. Self-fruitful. Patent No. 64008 (Zaiger). Available on Cit.