Independence Nectarine Tree

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Versatile Freestone Independence Nectarine Tree

  • Beautiful Bright-Red Blushed Orange Fruit
  • Creamy ‘White’ Flesh
  • Sweet-Tangy Flavor
  • Frilly Pink Flowers
  • Fragrant & Attracts Pollinators
  • Prolific & Reliable Producer
  • Freestone Fruit
  • Early Season Harvest
  • Winter & Frost Hardy
  • Highly Adaptable
  • Beautifully Ornamental
  • Fresh Eating, Preserves & Dessert Recipes
  • 700-800 Chill Hours

Incredible flavor and color, the Independence Nectarine Tree (Prunus persica var nucipersica 'Independence') has white-fleshed fruit with deep red skin and has an excellent tangy-sweet flavor.

Most adaptable of all fruit trees for home gardens, Independence is a delightfully decorative tree that produces frilly pink blossoms in spring. The fragrance calls a wide variety of beneficial pollinators and even hummingbirds with their nectar-laden bounty!

Fantastic foliage looks handsome on its own, filling out your tree and providing shade and a vivid green backdrop for your developing fruit! Independence ripens very early in the season!

Independence produces fruit with orange smooth skin, predominantly blushed deep red, and contrasting with the creamy-white flesh. Sweet, tangy and juicy, Independence is a taste-test winner!

Nectarine fruit contains a good amount of vitamins A and C, so they’re amazingly tasty and healthy snacks on the go! Whiz into a breakfast smoothie, slice onto cereal, or pack one for a juicy lunch treat! The freestone fruits make preparation easy for all your desserts and canning recipes!

How to Use Independence Nectarine Tree In The Landscape

These are fantastic shade trees in backyard gardens, wonderful privacy for side yards and create a picturesque specimen for front yard landscaping!

Prune smaller for tucking into established landscape designs or existing orchards with ease! It’s 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.

#ProPlantTips For Care

Superior cold hardiness, you’ll not have to worry about your buds succumbing to winter’s chill. Highly adaptable Independence needs full sun, at least 6 hours a day, to do its best.

Provide a richly organic, mulched site in well-drained soil in USDA growing zones 5 through 8. Moderate, yet consistent moisture is best.

For best results, fertilize regularly and provide ample water while establishing, do not allow it to dry out between waterings.

Our Garden Blog has more Peach & Nectarine Tree Planting, Pruning and Growing Success info available! The adaptable and flavorful Independence Nectarine will be the easiest fruit tree you’ll ever care for! Order your own at today!

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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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Independence Nectarine Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Prunus persica var. nucipersica 'Independence'
Type Deciduous
Size Full Size
Mature Height 15 - 25 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink
Harvest Time Early Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 years
Pruning Time Late Winter