Dwarf nectarine tree for zone 8b?


Ad

Advertisements

Joined
Feb 2, 2014
Messages
9,536
Reaction score
4,450
Location
Tarpley Tx
Hardiness Zone
8b
Country
United States
It all depends on how many chill hours your area receives as to which variety to get. Basically, a nectarine is just a peach with no fuzz and Georgia has a lot of peaches so it should do very well.
 
Joined
Aug 10, 2021
Messages
1,864
Reaction score
639
Location
California
Country
United States
When selecting a dwarf nectarine or any dwarf fruit tree. You will want to distinguish between genetic dwarf trees and trees that are dwarfed due to a dwarfing rootstock. Both options have merit, but genetic dwarf trees will often remain smaller than rootstock dwarf trees. Also rootstock dwarfs will need to be pruned yearly to maintain their smaller size. Genetic fruit trees often only need occasional corrective pruning.

Three genetic dwarf cultivars of Nectarine (Prunus persica var. nucipersica) that I am aware of are 'Arctic Babe', Garden Delight', and 'Golden Prolific', but there are doubtlessly others to consider.

Prunus domestica 'St Julien' is actually a plum rootstock, but it is also a rootstock that is commonly used to make standard peach and nectarine cultivars behave as semi-dwarf trees.

For more in-depth information, consult with the University of Georgia Agricultural Extension (https://extension.uga.edu/) to find out more about preferred nectarine cultivars and cultural practices for your region.
 
Last edited:

Meadowlark

Gardner, Angler, Adjunct Professor, and Rancher
Joined
Feb 5, 2019
Messages
772
Reaction score
662
Location
East Texas
Hardiness Zone
8
Country
United States
The Leprechaun Dwarf Nectarine variety is a good one that needs 900 chilling hours which 8b locations, mine included, generally provide.
 
Ad

Advertisements

Joined
Dec 1, 2020
Messages
88
Reaction score
23
Location
Southeast Coastal Georgia
Hardiness Zone
8b
Country
United States
Leprechaun dwarf is the one I found at a reasonable price from Willis Orchard here in Georgia. We've ordered from them before and have been really pleased with what they sent us.
 

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Top