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.
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!
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!
Don’t let your lack of space ever keep you from growing the summer fruits that you love again.
|Common name||Arctic Babe Nectarine Tree|
|Botanical name||Prunus persica var. nucipersica 'Arctic Babe'|
|Harvest time||3 - 5 Years|
|Height||5 - 6 ft.|
|Width||4 - 5 ft.|
|Pruning time||When Dormant|
|Flower color||Intense Pink|