Semi-dwarf on St. Julian rootstock.
Chill hours: 800
Harvest: July 1 - July 15
Looks: Firm, yellow freestone with nearly solid red skin.
Personality: Sweet with a good texture and great fruit quality.
Facts of note: Dave Wilson's Taste Test Top Scorer Favorite in colder regions. Cold-hardy Canadian variety has showy, frilly, single pink flowers. Great variety for the backyard orchard. A consistent producer that is tolerant of bacterial spot and brown rot
Excellent eating fruit, a peach without the fuzz. Very vigorous. Similar to peach in cultural requirements. Requires pruning and thinning for consistent, quality crops. Dislikes high humidity. Moderate fertility and good drainage a must. Susceptible to peach leaf curl, brown rot, and oriental fruit moth. Trees are 2 years old and should begin to fruit in their 3rd year. On St. Julian Rootstock which is preferred for cold areas with fluctuating spring temperatures due to inconsistant spring weather conditions. Preferred over Citation in north coastal mountains and Oregon. Produces a 12'-18' tree. By pruning you can keep your tree at any height.
Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties -- Mulberry, Pecan, Persimmon, Quince, and Walnut -- that will not arrive until mid-January. If you order any of those varieties along with varieties that arrive in mid-December, your order will be delayed for shipment until mid-January unless you ask us to split your shipments and agree to pay any additional shipping charges resulting from two separate shipments.
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The tree leafed out beautifully and grew quite a bit in it's first season. We got a few, small nectarines and they were great!! I can't wait to get more, full-size fruit!Review by Katie (on 12/19/12)