Succulently Sweet Fantasia Nectarine
- Large, Juicy Fruit
- Self Pollinating
- Long Hang Time
- Gorgeous Spring Blooms
Sometimes referred to as a "bald peach," the nectarine is a great addition to your orchard. Our Sweet Fantasia Nectarine (Prunus persica var. nucipersica 'Fantasia') is a popular, large, freestone variety that offers growers an early harvest of sweet, tangy fruit that has many of the same properties of the peach, minus the fuzz!
A perpetually high-scorer in taste tests, the Sweet Fantasia Nectarine is the peach's more interesting cousin. The fruit itself is more aromatic than the peach, with sweet, succulent flesh that has a bit of a spicy afterbite.
No summer is complete without feeling the childhood joy of fresh nectarine juice on the chin, it’s practically a rite of summer in some areas of the country. The early harvest produces firm, ripe, and tangy fruits, while late harvest fruits tend to be sweeter with a more robust flavor profile. Let the fruit hang on the tree if you like sweeter and juicier fruit.
The Sweet Fantasia Nectarine offers plenty of culinary uses. Pick it straight from the tree, and then eat it by itself, slice it into a yummy fruit salad, or create fabulous jellies, jams and preserves. This freestone fruit makes it so easy to prep for use in dessert recipes calling for peaches, including pies, crisps and cobblers. Wonderful for canning!
The nectarines themselves are stunning to behold, large, bright yellow fruit with a pretty red blush. And the dazzling pink spring bloom is a sight to behold.
Our Sweet Fantasia Nectarine is a self-pollinator, making it an ideal option for the home gardener. The tree's low chill requirement make it just the variety for a range of different climates. Often planted alongside apple, cherry or pear trees, the nectarine is a vigorous grower that requires pruning and thinning to ensure crop consistency. Hold the Sweet Fantasia Nectarine to any height with summer pruning. Moderate soil fertility and good drainage is a must.
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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|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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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.
|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|
|Fruiting Time||Mid Season|