Arctic Babe Nectarine Tree (Prunus persica var. nucipersica ‘Arctic Babe’)

Arctic Babe Nectarine Tree

We are excited to offer this brand new, self-fruitful Nectarine Tree to the home gardener! This is the first selection of a new generation of dwarf fruit trees that are going to take the home garden by storm! Arctic Babe Nectarine (Prunus persica var. nucipersica ‘Arctic Babe’) is the first white-fleshed miniature Nectarine!

The intensely pink and fragrant blossoms are divine in the spring! Then it bears full-size, juicy fruit on a tiny-sized “miniature” tree. So if you live somewhere that doesn’t even have room for a dwarf fruit tree, you are about to enter a whole new world of gardening possibilities. It won’t even need a pollinator!

And about that fruit…it is full-sized and super-sweet, everything you could want from a summer nectarine. These fruits ripen mid-May to Mid-June and are perfect for eating fresh, churning into ice cream or baking into pies.

Planting and Application:

Arctic Babe is small enough to fit into a container or tuck into the smallest corner planter on your patio. It is so small that you can cover the whole tree to protect the blooms in the event of an unseasonable frost. It is so small that you can easily thin it and easily harvest all of the fruit without losing the top ones because you can’t reach them!

Container gardeners can keep this small tree as a patio plant, grace poolside landscapes with these while northern gardeners move them into an enclosed and protected porch for the winter. Conveniently sized to stand a pair as sentries in matching pots for increased pollination and for lovely formal plantings to mark the entrance to a path, to your garden or welcoming you home by your sunny front door!

  • Full-Size Fruit & Miniature Tree
  • Sweet & Delicious White Flesh
  • Beautiful Red Blush
  • Early to Mid Summer Harvest
  • Easy to Reach & Self Fertile

Tips for Care:

All fruit trees need is some full sun and well-drained soil. Keep the moisture moderate once they’re established and mulch the site very well. Prune before they come out of dormancy in the early spring or late winter and fertilize regularly!

  • Full Sun
  • Enriched Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Moisture & Fertility
  • 600-800 Chill Hours
  • Prune When Dormant & Well Mulched Root Zone

Don’t let your lack of space ever keep you from growing the summer fruits that you love again.

Arctic Babe Nectarine Tree (Prunus persica var. nucipersica ‘Arctic Babe’) Details

Common name Arctic Babe Nectarine Tree
Botanical name Prunus persica var. nucipersica 'Arctic Babe'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 7-9
Growth rate Slow
Harvest time 3 - 5 Years
Height 5 - 6 ft.
Width 4 - 5 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well-Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time When Dormant
Flower color Intense Pink