Hardired Nectarine tree fruit up close
Hardired Nectarine tree fruit up close Hardired Nectarine tree foliage and fruit
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Cold Hardy, Productive Hardired Nectarine Tree

  • Mid-Season
  • 700 Chill Hours
  • Semi-Freestone
  • Cold Hardy
  • Self-Pollinating, But You'll Get More Fruit With Partner Trees
  • Attractive Pink Flowering Fruit Tree
  • Beautiful Red-Blushed Fruit
  • Tasty, Firm, Yellow Flesh
  • Wonderful Fresh Eating
  • Resistant to Bacterial Spot and Brown Rot
  • Reliable Producer

Love the great taste of Nectarines? Now even northern gardeners can grow their own in backyard orchards. Hardired Nectarine (Prunus persica Hardired') was developed in Ontario, Canada, so you know it can withstand colder temperatures than other varieties.

Pretty pink flowers cover the branches in spring. This attractive, self-pollinating tree grows like gangbusters and produces a dependable crop. Consider adding at least two trees to increase the size of your yearly crop.

Gorgeous fruit features snappy skin with a red blush and rich, firm yellow flesh. The pit is semi-freestone, so it's easy to remove as you prep your fruit for a variety of uses.

Hardired is also great for fresh eating right off the tree. Dry the fruit to enjoy later in the year. Or, prep it for special preserves for your breakfast toast.

You'll also have a beautiful tree to enjoy. Watching the developing bright red fruit delivers outstanding ornamental value. The display starts in early summer and lasts through the mid-season harvest.

Place this tree front and center in your edible landscape. It looks great all season long.

Order Hardired Nectarine tree from the expert growers at Nature Hills today. It's a terrific option, even in cold winter zones.

How to Use Hardired Nectarine Tree in the Landscape

People across the country are re-discovering the joys of growing fruit trees. Edible Landscaping is a great way to increase food security and make the most of your sunshine!

Add Hardired as a specimen tree near your patio or picture window. You'll love seeing the blooms and developing fruit.

Try flanking either side of your front walkway with a pair of them. Or, use one at the corner of your house to anchor your foundation planting.

Allow the tree to grow to its full spread and height, or use summer pruning for size control. It's easy to keep fruit trees smaller. 8 feet and under makes for a manageable harvest.

Try Hardired in a hedgerow with other special fruit trees. Plant them from 5 to 12 feet apart on center, measuring from the trunk of one to the trunk of the next. Space them out according to how large you decide to grow your trees.

Our team says to "pick a height and keep it there." Be sure to watch our YouTube videos to learn more about Backyard Orchard.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Plant in full sun for the best result. Nectarines need at least 6 hours of direct sunlight for best results. Morning sunlight is best to dry the foliage quickly.

Nectarines must have well-drained soil. 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.

Yearly summer pruning will control the height and spread to keep the tree at a manageable size. Sculpt the interior of the tree by removing crossing branches in late winter to increase the sunlight and air circulation in the canopy.

Nature Hills is proud to offer this special fruiting plant. Don't wait to order this popular variety, Hardired Nectarine is in high demand.

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 .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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Hardired Nectarine Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Botanical Name Prunus persica 'Hardired'
Mature Height 10 - 15 feet
Mature Spread 10 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time Summer