Mayfire Nectarine Tree

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10004960

The cold-hardy and petite, Mayfire Nectarine Tree (Prunus persica var. nucipersica 'Mayfire') is one of the earliest Nectarines to ripen for home gardeners anywhere! Enjoy sweet and juicy fruit as early as mid-May depending on your climate!

Spring turns your tree into a vivid pink cloud of perfumed petals that the early emerging pollinators go crazy for! You’ll love stealing a few stems to force in late winter so you can get through those last cold months of the year. But leave as many outside as you can for the delightful fruit, and you won’t wait long because yellow fruit, with blushed red skins, appears in May for your enjoyment!

Mayfire, sometimes spelled May Fire, maxes out at about 12-18 feet in height and stays a smaller 10-12 feet in width, and prunable smaller yet to accommodate even the smallest yard or large planter! Best yet, Nectarines are self-fruitful, but you’ll enjoy a larger harvest when multiple Nectarines are planted together, not only boosting yield but extending your harvest to span the entire growing season and beyond!

Planting and Application:

Nature Hills Trees are shipped with their lower limbs, giving you a world of options for use! Enjoy a full, densely branched tree or shrub that provides shelter for birds and privacy for you! Or limb it up and create a small shade tree or specimen for anywhere in your yard! These ornamentals are as lovely as any flowering tree but you’ll also be rewarded with bushels of fruit for years to come!

Prune smaller yet and any balcony, patio or sunny porch becomes a tiny orchard! Try your hand at Espalier for a conversation piece that’s also a living wall or a space-saving showpiece! With smaller yards, the need for smaller footprint plants that pull double duty within the landscape is even greater!

  • Yellow-Fleshed Sweet Yellow Nectarines
  • Lovely Red Blushed Smooth Skin
  • Fragrant Pink Flowers
  • Small Trees & Pruned Smaller
  • Easy Care & Self-Fertile

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Nectarines do best planted in well-drained, enriched soil that’s in full sun. Provide a thick mulch layer to insulate the roots and give your tree extra water when times are tough.

  • Full Sun
  • Moist Well-Drained Enriched Soil
  • Prune When Dormant
  • 750-850 Chill Hours

The Mayfire Nectarine Tree is just what you are looking for if you want an early Nectarine that fits into any yard! Order now at NatureHills.com for the best selection!

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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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

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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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Mayfire 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 'Mayfire'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 12 - 18 feet
Mature Spread 10 - 12 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes