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Snow Queen Nectarine

Prunus persica var. nucipersica 'Snow Queen'

Ideal for mild climates, this self-fertile, low-chill white Nectarine has the most satisfying, sweet flavor of any variety to date! Attractive pink spring flowers produce firm, red-tinged fruit with sweet white flesh. Dark green foliage has wonderful fall color. Grafted onto semi-dwarf Nemaguard understock. Recommended chill: 250 - 300 hours. Deciduous.
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Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.


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Botanical PronunciationPROO-nus PER-see-kuh
Average Size at MaturityReaches 20 to 25 ft. tall and wide; maintain smaller size with pruning.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseEspalier
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEdible, Fall Color
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsApple (Malus); Plum (Prunus salicina); Cherry (Prunus avium); Apricot (Prunus armeniaca); Lavender (Lavandula); Raspberry (Rubus); Strawberry (Fragaria)

Prefers fertile, moist, slightly acidic, well-drained acidic soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. Thin fruit for best size and quality. Prune annually in winter to maintain shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

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