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Mericrest Nectarine Tree

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Mericrest Nectarine Tree

Prized for its large yields of medium to large fruits in late summer. Mericrest is also considered one of the most cold hardy nectarine varieties available today. The smooth skinned freestone fruit has a beautiful red blush and a tangy sweet flavor that is great fresh or canned. Resistant to leaf spot and brown rot. Mericrest is self pollinating, but having a peach or another nectarine tree in the area does improve yields. Standard trees grow 16' tall and wide.
  • Hardiness Zones 5-8
  • Light Required Full Sun
  • Spread 16 feet
  • Height 16 feet

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Product Details

  • Botanical Name :

    Prunus persica 'Mericrest'
  • Zones:

    5-8
  • Light Required :

    Full Sun
  • Spread :

    16 feet
  • Offer Size :

    Standard 2-4 Ft
  • Form :

    Fruit Tree, Fruit, Nectarine, Standard Nectarine Tree
  • Height :

    16 feet
  • Spacing :

    16 feet
  • Foliage :

    Dark green, long narrow leaves.
  • Flower Form :

    1-inch, pink blossoms.
  • Blooms :

    Mid Spring, Late Spring
  • Fruit :

    Mild, slightly tangy freestone fruit with dark redskin and golden flesh.
  • Growth Rate :

    Medium growth rate.
  • Pollinator :

    Self-pollinating, yields better with another peach or nectarine variety.
  • Yield :

    Standard: Approximately 3-6 bushels at maturity. Reachables: 3/4 - 1 bushel.
  • Depth :

    Locate the planting depth indicator, the marked line above the tree's root system. The graft should be about 2 inches above the soil surface.
  • 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.

Shipping Information

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

Fruit Trees
Zones First Ship Date Last Ship Date
3A-4B 3/27/2023 6/2/2023
5A 3/13/2023 6/2/2023
5B-6B 2/27/2023 6/2/2023
7A-7B 2/6/2023 6/2/2023
8A-10B 2/6/2023 5/12/2023

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