Double Delight Nectarine Tree

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Delicious, Gorgeous Double Delight Nectarine Tree

  • Mid-Season
  • Self-Pollinating, But You’ll Get More Fruit With Partner Trees
  • Very Popular For Home Gardens
  • Richly Flavored
  • Yellow Fleshed Nectarines
  • Dark Red Skinned Freestone Fruit
  • Magnificent Double Pink Flowers in Spring
  • Pollinators Galore!
  • Heavy Bearing
  • Dependable Crops
  • Great Low Chill Selection For Warmer Zones
  • Attractive Foliage Looks Great All Season
  • Precocious Variety Starts Bearing Fruit Early

No need to choose between amazing good looks and delicious fruit with this great low chill Nectarine variety. Highly productive Double Delight Nectarine (Prunus persica var. nucipersica 'Double Delight') gives homeowners from Zone 10 all the up into Zone 7 a beautiful tree that produces yummy and useful fruit.

This is one of the “best-of-the-best” Nectarine trees, with consistent high scorings in taste tests. This Zaiger Hybrid variety is fast becoming one of the most popular varieties for the home garden. Double Delight produces unusually rich-tasting yellow nectarines with snappy, bright red skin.

You’ll thrill to the springtime display of double-petaled, lush pink flowers. And the long-lasting flower power goes on and on!

As the season progresses, you’ll also really appreciate the dependable abundant fruit set on the Double Delight. It looks pretty, too, because the fruit tends to set to the outside of the canopy.

Watching the developing bright red fruit adds a tremendous amount of ornamental value. This show starts in early summer and lasts through the mid-season harvest.

Then you get to enjoy the fruit! Even picky eaters love the sweet, smooth texture of highly colored flesh. They melt in your mouth! The quality of the fruit is definitely its most outstanding feature.

Just try to resist sun-warm, super-fresh fruit picked from your own tree. There is nothing like homegrown fruit to satisfy your taste buds.

This is a self-pollinating variety, so you’ll get fruit from a single tree. However, you’ll want to use at least two trees to increase the size of your yearly crop. They are too pretty to resist, after all!

Double Delight grows beautifully in low chill Zones 9 and 10. It’s also a wonderful choice for marginal Nectarine Zones of 7 and 8.

Order this dependable, beloved variety from the expert growers at Nature Hills today. You’ll be so glad you added it to your edible landscape!

How to Use Double Delight Nectarine Tree in the Landscape

Use this as a wonderful accent tree in a sunny spot. Keep it smaller with summer pruning, or let it grow out to its full height and width. Many modern landscapers are interested in utilizing their soil and sun to the fullest capacity these days.

Try one at the corner of your house to anchor your full sun foundation planting. Yes, you may get some curious questions from the neighbors. But once you share the yearly bounty, don’t be surprised to see more popping up here and there along your street.

Plant 20 - 25 feet away from the house to easily access the harvest. The gorgeous pink, double blooms of the Double Delight Nectarine rival any other ornamental tree out there.

This is a great variety to try your hand at espalier, because of its abundant dependable set and fast growth. The fact that it sets fruit at an early age just adds to its value. Study our blog posts and YouTube videos on espalier techniques. Enjoy the spectacular flower and fruit display trellised as a backdrop to your garden!

Use as an ornamental edible tree in a mulched patio planting. Or, keep it tightly pruned as part of a postage-stamp-sized backyard orchard early and late season Nectarines and Peach trees, such as Flavortop and Fantasia.

We’re sure you’ll find many ways to use the freestone fruits in baked goods, smoothies, and fruit leather. Or, just a few slices to your water glass for a healthy kick of incredible flavor.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Nectarines need at least 6 hours of direct sunlight for best results. Try to find a place that receives morning sun to gain access to that drying power.

Ensure your soil has good drainage. If you need to improve drainage, elevate your planting. Add soil in a mound 12 to 18 inches tall by 3 feet wide. You can also create a raised bed for planting. Elevated planting allows the root systems to access plenty of oxygen.

Provide a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. Mulch over the root system to cut down on surface evaporation.

Control the height and spread of your Double Delight Nectarine with yearly summer pruning. Sculpt the interior of the tree by removing crossing branches in late winter. The goal is to keep the tree at a manageable size while increasing the sunlight and air circulation in the canopy.

Smaller, backyard orchard-style trees make spraying and picking easy without the use of a ladder. A tree held to a reasonable height is also easy to net against birds. In any case, the abundant set of the Double Delight means lots of fruit for you and your family, even when maintained to heights below 8 feet.

In areas where peach leaf curl is an issue, treat your Double Delight in the spring at bud swell stage. Treat with a Bonide Copper Fungicide, and add a Spreader Sticker to ensure the treatment will adhere to the branches. Follow directions on the bottles. is proud of our enormous category of fruiting plants. Don’t hesitate to choose the Double Delight Nectarine, order yours today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

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Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Double Delight Nectarine Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 7-10
Growing Zones 7-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Prunus persica var.nucipersica 'Double Delight'
Mature Height 15 - 18 feet
Mature Spread 12 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Deciduous
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time Summer