Gardeners love our Harko Nectarine Tree (Prunus persica var. nucipersica 'Harko'), and we don't blame them a bit! This easy-to-grow tree offers a bountiful late mid-season harvest that yields bushels of sweet, juicy Nectarines with the disease resistance of a modern fruit tree!
Many choose the Harko Nectarine Tree for their yards so they can watch in wonder as it erupts in a magnificent pink flower display in late spring before becoming heavy with fruit over the summer. Blooming after most chances of a late-season frost, you’ll always have a bountiful harvest regardless of what Mother Nature throws at you!
Neighbors and passersby will marvel at the oversized pink blossoms of the Harko Nectarine each spring, leading to an array of "Oohs and Aahs" by all who come across it. Of course, your tree will also be fluttering with pollinators enjoying the blossoms and their nectar!
Summer brings a bountiful crop of freestone fruit that features a deep red blush on its skin and yellow undertones, resulting in a stunning look contrasting with its deep green foliage. This tree presents a striking picture.
Harko Nectarine is both sweet and juicy, some say it is a peach with no fuzz. Use it to replace peaches in your favorite late summer recipes, from fruit salad to homemade pie. This fruit cans well, so you can preserve some of your bounty for enjoyment in the winter and baking holiday desserts.
These are fantastic flowering ornamental trees and lush shade trees for front and backyard gardens! Ideal for edible landscaping and dual-purpose gardening, Harko Nectarine has all the perks you’d expect from a landscaping specimen!
Create wonderful privacy for side yards and create picturesque rows for property definition. Prune smaller for tucking into established landscape designs or existing orchards with ease! It’s so easy to include this fantastic tree anywhere!
This ornamental tree has both blossoms in spring and fantastic shade provided by the foliage that begs you to set a blanket beneath the strong limbs and relax. Set this beauty by your porch or patio for lush shade all summer long!
You can grow this in Zone 5 through 8, allowing cold winter gardeners to also enjoy the fabulous taste of homegrown fruit! This cold-hardy Canadian variety has showy blooms that open late in spring to avoid late frosts. Plant in full sun for best results.
Harko Nectarine Tree adapts readily to nearly all soil conditions, preferring rich well-drained soil, Water moderately yet consistently throughout the establishment period and during the growing season. All plants appreciate a good layer of mulch over their root systems for insulation and for help maintaining moisture levels.
You can even try a Harko without buying more than one since it's self-fruitful. However, we're sure that once you've tried one you'll be back for more of this exceptional Nectarine variety. Don't be surprised if you find yourself with more Nectarines than you had imagined, since this tree is a heavy producer.
Thinning out your crop a bit helps you to get larger, higher-quality Nectarines from your tree. Situate in an area that is protected from frost pockets and with good air circulation. Prune to keep an open canopy so that both sunlight and airflow reach the interior. Head over to read more on Nectarine Tree Care in our Garden Blog where more Fruit Tree Planting, Fruit Tree Pruning and Fruit Tree Success tips can be found!
Harko is cold-hardy for growing in colder climates, and it resists disease so that means fewer sprays and chemicals, plus less work for you! Order today at NatureHills.com so you don't miss enjoying next year's crop!
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.
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|
|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|
|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|
|#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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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Prunus persica var. nucipersica 'Harko'|
|Mature Height||Standard: 15 - 25 feet|
|Mature Spread||12 - 20 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Harvest Time||Late Season|
|Fruiting Time||Mid Season|
|Pruning Time||Late Winter|