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Large, Self Pollinating Red Nectarine

The Fantasia Nectarine is a popular, large, yellow, freestone nectarine. The early harvest fruit is firm-ripe and tangy, later harvest is sweet, with rich flavor. It is high-scoring in taste tests.

Eating a fresh nectarine, with the juice running down your chin is a joy of summer. Why settle for store bought fruit? Grow one of your own.

Fantasia Nectarine produces very large fruit, bright red with yellow skin.

They are self fruitful and very vigorous.

They require pruning and thinning for consistent, quality crops. They may be held to any height by summer pruning. Moderate fertility and good drainage is a must.

  • Large, Juicy, Red Skinned Fruit
  • Freestone
  • Self Pollinating

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.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

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 .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep.
Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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Award Winning Fantasia Nectarines

The Fantasia© Nectarine© come by way of John H Weinberger, a typically overlooked brilliant USDA breeder working out of the USDA-ARS Horticultural Crop Research Laboratory in Fresno California in the mid 1900's. This research group is responsible for developing some of the top Nectarine and Peach varieties know in the country.

John Howard Weinberger was raised on a fruit farm in Pennsylvania. Weinberger was educated at Pennsylvania State and finally receiving his PHD from the University of Maryland. First working as a physiologist at the USDA's Beltsville Agricultural Research Service in Beltsville Maryland, in 1937 he was assigned to the ARS laboratory at Fort Valley, GA., working on developing new peach varieties and rootstocks. In 1954 he was transferred to ARS Fresno California to continue his work in the broader field of stone fruit breeding along with some rewarding work with grapes.

The Fantasia© Nectarine is an example of Weinberger's enormous contribution. Introduced in 1969, Fantasia was the result of a cross of Gold King and a numbered selection made in 1961.

For this, John H. Weinberger was awarded The Outstanding Fruit Cultivar Award presented by the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) for noteworthy new fruits released in the previous 35 years.

PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Fantasia Nectarine Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Botanical Name Prunus persica var. nucipersica 'Fantasia'
Mature Height Standard: 15 - 25 feet
Mature Spread 12 - 20 feet
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 years