Mericrest Nectarine

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Hardy & Disease Resistant Nectarine

Nectarine - Mericrest, P. persica var. nucipersica 'Mericrest', has mild, slightly tangy freestone fruit and it resists brown rot and leaf spot. Mericrest bears in just 2-3 years and is a juicy freestone with red-blushed golden skin.

Ripening by mid to late August, this tree is considered the hardiest of nectarines. It is a delightfully decorative tree and will produce frilly pink blossoms in the spring.

Nectarines, like peaches, require well-drained soil and a regular fertilizing program. The nectarine fruit is a variety of the peach tree. Nectarines and peaches are similar in appearance and color as they differ only by a single gene, the gene for skin texture. The peach is dull and fuzzy while the nectarine is smooth and shiny.

Nectarines contain a good amount of vitamins A and C. This tree can be kept to any height by summer pruning.


*Disease Resistant



Mericrest Nectarine Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
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Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Prunus persica var. nucipersica 'Mericrest'
Mature Height Standard: 15 - 25 feet
Soil Type Widely adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Fruiting Time 3 to 5 years