Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Panamint Nectarine

'Panamint' is suited to California and the warmer areas in the Southeast. It does not require a heavy winter chill. The nectarines are medium to large, freestone, bright red with excellent flavor. Midseason bearing. Most adaptable of all fruit trees for home gardens. When planting, they should be spaced to allow a spread of 20 to 25 feet. At 3 to 4 years of age, they begin to bear large crops and reach peak productivity at 8 to 12 years. To maintain size and encourage new growth, heavy pruning is needed. Nectarines, like peaches, require well-drained soil and a regular fertilizing program. Peach leaf curl, peach tree borer, and curculio can be a problem. This tree is doing well and makes a nice addition to the garden.  Fruit is ready to pick now.
Cultivar: Panamint
Family: Rosaceae
Size: Height: 15 ft. to 30 ft.
Width: 15 ft. to 30 ft.
Plant Category: edibles, fruits, trees
Plant Characteristics: high maintenance
Foliage Characteristics: medium leaves, deciduous
Foliage Color: green
Flower Color: pinks, whites
Tolerances: heat & humidity
Bloomtime Range: Mid Spring to Mid Spring
USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 to 9
Light Range: Sun to Full Sun
pH Range: 4.5 to 7.5
Soil Range: Sandy Loam to Some Clay
Water Range: Normal to Moist
Popular warm climate variety with heavy production.  Excellent flavor, juicy and sweet.  Large red skinned yellow flesh freestone.  Midseason.  250 hours.

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