Honey Kist® Nectarine Tree

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Super Sweet Honey Kist Nectarine Tree

  • Mid-Season
  • 500 Chill Hours
  • Yellow-Fleshed Nectarine
  • High Sugar, Low Acid Honey Sweet
  • Self-Pollinating
  • Beautiful Pink Flowers in Spring
  • Near Full Red-Blush Over Yellow Skin
  • Fresh Eating Over Long Period
  • Reliable Producer
  • Good Storage

One of the sweetest varieties grown in backyard orchards, the Honey Kist Nectarine (Prunus 'Honey Kist') can be enjoyed even before fully ripe. You'll get a bountiful harvest to enjoy over a long period of time.

With a fantastic, sweet flavor, these nectarines are categorized as "sub-acid". Without that tangy, tartly acidic aftertaste, even picky kids will flock to these healthy, sugary fruits.

Start harvesting them even before they are fully soft. In fact, we dare you to keep your hands off them!

Even after they are ripe, they'll hang on the tree for a week or two. You won't need to convince anyone to come help you harvest.

Use them in a million ways, including as a topping for ice cream, muddled in specialty cocktails, added to smoothies, in your lunchbox, you name it. Enjoy the mild, sweet flavor and great presentation from the snappy red skin.

The firm, almost meaty texture stands up to baking. No need to add extra refined sugar.

These pretty nectarines are almost fully red over a background of yellow. They have a shallow, yet defined suture line, and look incredible ripening on the tree. The fruit is remarkably uniform in size across the tree.

Even the trees are attractive! Big, gorgeous, showy pink flowers cover the branches in spring. The ruby-red mature fruit really pops against the large, mid-tone green leaves.

They are vigorous with an upright form. With a dense canopy, you might even get some bonus privacy screening from your tree.

Use these as "Edible Ornamentals" and join the millions of other homeowners who are installing fruiting trees on their property. You'll gain food security and a spectacular specimen tree!

Although this tree is self-pollinating, and will produce fruit from a single tree, you'll have a much larger harvest with two. Or, plant with a partner Nectarine tree for the most production.

OrderHoney Kist Nectarine trees from the expert growers at Nature Hills. Just hurry, as this year's crop will go very fast.

How to Use Honey Kist Nectarine Tree in the Landscape

You'll love these small trees and having fresh fruit on hand. Even if you only have room for one, you'll be able to savor the sweet taste.

Add two or more if you have the room. Create a beautiful informal grouping of three trees as a hard-working focal point. Or, use one at the corner of your house to anchor your foundation planting.

Give them 10 - 15 feet apart and allow them to grow to their full height and spread. Or, plant them 5 feet apart in a hedgerow along your fence line. Measure from the trunk of one to the trunk of the next.

No matter how you use it, you'll be glad to increase food security and make the most of your sunshine!

#ProPlantTips for Care

Plant Nectarines in full sun for the best results. Nectarines require at least 6 hours of direct sunlight, and morning sunlight will help keep your trees healthy.

Plant in well-drained soil. If you need to improve drainage, elevate your planting by adding soil in a mound 12 to 18 inches tall by 3 feet wide. Elevated planting enables the roots to access plenty of oxygen.

Give your trees a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. Apply a thick layer of mulch over the root system to cut down on surface evaporation and save on water costs.

In late winter, open up the interior of the tree by removing crossing branches. Your goal is to increase the sunlight and air circulation blowing throughout the canopy.

Choose to allow the tree to grow to its full spread and height, or plan on an annual summer pruning for size control. You'll prune out one-third of the new season's growth.

Experts suggest keeping fruit trees 8 feet and under for a manageable harvest. It doesn't take long, and the results are well worth it.

Our trees are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. If you see Honey Kist in stock on the site, don't delay in placing your order. People crave these Zaiger hybrids for their delicious, sugar-sweet fruits!

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

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
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
#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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Honey Kist® Nectarine Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Prunus 'Honey Kist'
Mature Height 10 - 15 feet
Mature Spread 10 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Deciduous
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time Mid-Season