Independence Nectarine Tree (Prunus persica var. nucipersica ‘Independence’)

Independence Nectarine Tree

  • Beautiful Bright-Red Blushed Orange Fruit
  • Creamy ‘White’ Flesh
  • Sweet-Tangy Flavor
  • Frilly Pink Flowers
  • Fragrant & Attracts Pollinators
  • Prolific & Reliable Producer
  • Freestone Fruit
  • Early Season Harvest
  • Winter & Frost Hardy
  • Highly Adaptable
  • Beautifully Ornamental
  • Fresh Eating, Preserves & Dessert Recipes
  • 700-800 Chill Hours

Incredible flavor and color, the Independence Nectarine Tree (Prunus persica var nucipersica ‘Independence’) has white-fleshed fruit with deep red skin and has an excellent tangy-sweet flavor.

Most adaptable of all fruit trees for home gardens, Independence is a delightfully decorative tree that produces frilly pink blossoms in spring. The fragrance calls a wide variety of beneficial pollinators and even hummingbirds with their nectar-laden bounty!

Fantastic foliage looks handsome on its own, filling out your tree and providing shade and a vivid green backdrop for your developing fruit! Independence ripens very early in the season!

Independence produces fruit with orange smooth skin, predominantly blushed deep red, and contrasting with the creamy-white flesh. Sweet, tangy and juicy, Independence is a taste-test winner!

Nectarine fruit contains a good amount of vitamins A and C, so they’re amazingly tasty and healthy snacks on the go! Whiz into a breakfast smoothie, slice onto cereal, or pack one for a juicy lunch treat! The freestone fruits make preparation easy for all your desserts and canning recipes!

How to Use Independence Nectarine Tree In The Landscape

These are fantastic shade trees in backyard gardens, wonderful privacy for side yards and create a picturesque specimen for front yard landscaping!

Prune smaller for tucking into established landscape designs or existing orchards with ease! It’s easy to include this fantastic tree anywhere!

This ornamental tree has both blossoms in spring and fantastic shade provided by the foliage that begs you to set a blanket beneath the strong limbs and relax.

Tips For Care

Superior cold hardiness, you’ll not have to worry about your buds succumbing to winter’s chill. Highly adaptable Independence needs full sun, at least 6 hours a day, to do its best.

Provide a richly organic, mulched site in well-drained soil in USDA growing zones 5 through 8. Moderate, yet consistent moisture is best.

For best results, fertilize regularly and provide ample water while establishing, do not allow it to dry out between waterings.

The adaptable and flavorful Independence Nectarine will be the easiest fruit tree you’ll ever care for!

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

Common name Independence Nectarine Tree
Botanical name Prunus persica var. nucipersica 'Independence'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 5-8
Growth rate Medium
Harvest time 3 - 5 years
Height 15 - 25 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Widely adaptable
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Late Winter
Flower color Pink