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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Full sun

Water regularly, deeply; more frequently in extreme heat.

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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 HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseEspalier, Specimen, Kitchen Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEdible, Fall Color, Sustainable
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly, deeply; more frequently in extreme heat.
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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