Standard Nectarine Prunus Persica Rubira
StandardNectarine Prunus Persica Rubirais also know as the flowering peach and is a self-fertile variety, it produces large crops of juicy red and orange fruit with exceptional taste at the end of summer. Photo is for illustration only
Details Standard Nectarine Prunus Persica Rubira
- Blooms: March – April
- Flower colour: pink
- Edible Fruit
- Harvest: July – August
- Full grown: 1 Year
- Full grown height: 1 – 1.50 m
- Full grown width: 50 – 75 cm
- Plant location: sunny
- Plant depth: 20 cm
- Plant spacing: 100 cm
- Preferred soil: Well drained
How to take care of Persica Rubira
Grow in a warm sunny, sheltered spot in well-drained soil. This variety is self fertile but it will benefit from a little hand pollinating with a brush due to the lack of insects at it’s blossoming time.
Pruning and training should be done in the year of planting and every year after to develop a strong, well balanced framework. Remove diseased, dead, broken, crossed branches and low-hanging limbs. Then remove vigorous upright shoots that may have developed on the inside if left these could shade the centre.
Fruit thinning is a good idea, as it will allow the remaining fruits to develop optimum size, shape, and colour. Remove any fallen leaves and fruit from around the base of the tree regularly to prevent disease.
Protect in winter.