Nectarine trees are ornamental trees that produce pink flowers and delicious fruit. The nectarine tree reaches about 12 to 15 feet in height, and makes a wonderful fruit tree for a small space. This easy-to-grow tree grows quickly and also attracts wildlife like hummingbirds in the spring. Nectarines should remain on the tree until ripe and picked when still firm and bright red.
In spring, the nectarine tree blooms with lovely flowers in varying degrees of pink. The fruit – sometimes described as a fuzz-less peach - is fragrant, brightly colored, and sweet. Nectarines can be eaten off the tree, used in cooking, frozen and canned.
Nectarine trees require some work, but are well worth it. They need well-drained soils, extra watering during summer, abundant fertilization, and regular fruit thinning. Pest control sprays should be used to prevent any issues.