Semi-dwarf on Citation rootstock.
Chill hours: 200 - 300
Harvest: July 15 - August 10
Looks: Red-skinned, white flesh nectarine-plum cross. Fruit is dark maroon colored when it sets and ripens to pink.
Personality: Its very special flavor is one of a kind with both nectarine and plum notes detectable. Zaiger variety.
Facts of note: Low chill hours, good choice for milder climates. A fantastic display of blooms in the spring make this tree an ornamental treasure as well as a flavor treasure. Red leaves in spring turning to dark red green in summer.
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. Citation Rootstock is tolerant of wet soil, induces early dormancy in dry soil, is very winter hardy, resists root knot nematodes, and 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 -- Almond, Mulberry, Walnut, Persimmon, and Jujube -- 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.
Check out our Fruit Tree Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.