- Planting & Care
- Useful Information
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Standard on Viking rootstock.
- Zones: 5-9
- Chill hours: 800
- Bloom Time: Mid to Late Season (Based on typical Central Valley California weather)
- Harvest: July 7 - July 22
- Looks: Fruit is large and red-skinned, the inside yellow and freestone.
- Personality: Rich tangy flavor, high scorer on taste tests. Dave Wilson's Taste Test Top Scorer.
- Facts of note: One of the hardiest nectarines. Highly recommended for very cold (sub-zero) temperatures. Because it's late blooming, chances are better for a reliable crop in cold winter or unpredictable spring climates. Prof. E.M. Meader of the New Hampshire Experimental Station crossed the well-known Nectarest with Merideth to get Mericrest.
- Pollination: Self-fruitful
- Trees are 1 year old and should begin fruiting in 2-3 years.
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.
- Flavor Pick
- Suited to Cold Climates
Cannot ship to the following states: HI, AK, PR, GU, VI
Cannot ship via USPS.
Cannot ship via SmartPost.
Cannot be combined with other items in a package, due either to its size or manufacturer packaging.
Shipping Weight: 1.8 lb
Dimensions: 34.0"L x 3.9"W x 3.9"H
We guarantee the perishable items we sell to be in good, viable condition when we sell them. Perishable items include, but are not limited to, garlic bulbs, flower bulbs, seed potatoes, onion sets & transplants, bare-root trees, vegetable crowns, etc. If your perishable item arrives in substandard condition, take photographs and please contact us within 3 days of the purchase date (or delivery date) and we will provide you with a refund of the purchase price (excluding shipping costs), or a replacement. Accordingly, we urge you to open any boxes marked as ""Perishable"" immediately upon receiving them and inspect the shipment thoroughly (do not crack open heads of garlic, we do not accept claims on cracked garlic). Because some perishable items can deteriorate very quickly, we cannot accept any claims beyond the 3-day time frame as it becomes too difficult to determine if these items were delivered in substandard condition, or if they turned into such substandard condition because of having been improperly cared for or stored once delivered.