Red Gold Nectarine Tree Prunus persica var. nucipersica 'Red Gold'

  • Your nectarine tree will need good drainage. to produce these late season fruits.

    Your nectarine tree will need good drainage. to produce these late season fruits.

  • Red Gold Nectarines are juicy but firm with an excellent flavor.

    Red Gold Nectarines are juicy but firm with an excellent flavor.

  • Your nectarine tree will be covered in early spring blossoms.

    Your nectarine tree will be covered in early spring blossoms.

* Images shown are of mature plants

Red Gold Nectarine Tree Prunus persica var. nucipersica 'Red Gold'

Product Description

Sweet Nectarines and Vivid Colors Year Round

Looking for an adaptable fruit tree for your landscape? You've found the perfect choice! Nearly every climate can enjoy the beauty and bounty of the Red Gold Nectarine Tree, all year long.

Shiny green leaves are accented in the spring with bright and vibrant pink blossoms. As the blooms fall away, they are replaced with luscious, glossy, ruby-hued nectarines, ready to be picked and eaten right from the tree.

The smooth skin and juicy flesh of this sweet fruit makes it an incredible treat to enjoy anytime. Whether eaten on its own, added to pies, or made into jam, the Red Gold Nectarine produces an endless supply of possibilities.

Hardy and compact, this tree will grow from 12 to 15 feet, making it an ornate landscape addition even in small spaces or gardens.

Even better? The changing of the seasons means vivid yellow leaves in the fall, along with its ability to withstand cold, ice, and snow. The Red Gold Nectarine will provide both delicious fruit and incredible beauty for years to come.

Planting & Care

Location: Plant your nectarine tree in well-drained soil in a location where it will receive full sun (at least 6-8 hours of sunlight a day). Heavy winds and early frosts can damage the blossoms, so be sure to protect your tree by planting on the sunniest side of a building or your home.

Planting Instructions: Select an area where your soil drains well and the tree will receive at least 6-8 hours of sunlight a day.

1) Dig a hole twice as wide as the root ball and just as deep. Amend the soil around the hole with compost to ensure the tree has proper drainage.

2) Place your tree inside the hole making sure it is sitting straight and that the graft is 2 inches above the soil line.

3) Cover the roots with soil, watering occasionally as you go along to remove any air pockets that may have formed. Gently pat the soil down until the roots are completely covered.

4) Broadcast mulch around the base to conserve soil moisture and keep competing growth back.

Watering: Keep the soil around the tree moist, but not saturated. Standing water around the roots can cause rot damage and kill your tree. Typically watering once a week by leaving a hose at the base of the tree for a couple of hours is sufficient. Once the soil around the tree has dried, water the tree again. During times of extreme heat, your tree may need additional water. Yellowing of the leaves is a sign of over watering while leaves that are dry and brown can be a sign of under watering.

Fertilization: After your tree has been in the ground for 6 weeks any danger of frost has passed, apply a well balanced fertilizer formula such as 12-12-12, following package instructions. This should be done in the spring and summer.

Pruning: Your nectarine will need to be pruned the first two years in order to maintain an open center shape and encourage fruit production. Prune your tree in late winter or early spring using pruning shears and making your cuts at a 45-degree angle. Trim away any broken/dead branches and any that are criss-crossing by making your cut right below the dead wood. To achieve the open center shape, prune your tree so that the center section has only two or three main branches that will receive plenty of sunlight.

Pollination Info

Red Gold Nectarine Tree Pollination

Red Gold Nectarine Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Red Gold Nectarine Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.

Shipping Details


Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship within 1-2 days. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

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Product Details

Growing Zones: 5-9 outdoors

    
    
    
      5-9 outdoors
    
   Map 5-9 outdoors (hardy down to -10℉)
  • Mature Height: 12-15 ft.
  • Mature Width: 12-15 ft.
  • Sunlight: Full Sun
  • Blooms: Spring
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Does Not Ship To: AZ, AR, CA, ID, LA, OR

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