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PRUNUS persica var. nucipersica 'Surecrop'
Nectarine, Surecrop Nectarine, Yellow Freestone Nectarine
Popular in commercial orchards and home gardens, ‘Surecrop’ is a generous producer delicious, red-blushed nectarines which ripen in mid- to late summer. Its sweet, succulent flesh bears mild acidity and separates easily from the pit, making it ideal for both canning and fresh eating. The tasty fruit is preceded by a showy spring display of fragrant, pink flowers. A self-fertile variety, it does not require a second pollinator tree in order to bear a crop.
Closely related to the peach, nectarines are bred from the same species originating in China and feature smooth rather than fuzzy skin. As with peaches, these medium-sized, deciduous trees require sufficient winter chilling hours in order to bear fruit, however their early blooms may be susceptible to killing frosts in colder areas. After flowering, they bear curved, lance-shaped, bright green foliage which turns yellow in the fall.
Plant nectarines in full sun and fertile, well-drained soil which receives regular moisture. Periodic fertilizing is beneficial for good fruit production. The trees also require heavy pruning, which should be done annually during the dormant season. Removal of fallen leaves and diseased wood helps to deter the spread of the fungal diseases peach leaf curl and brown rot.
9 - 1
5 - 9
H1, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
12'-20' / 3.7m - 6.1m
Hybrid Origin, China
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Fruit / Fruit Tree
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