You are looking at one of the hottest fruiting trees on the market! Mini Nectar Zee Nectarine (Prunus persica nucipersica 'Nectar Zee') stays small enough to grow in containers. It produces some of the best tasting nectarines you'll ever come across!
The full-sized, yellow-fleshed fruit has a wonderfully sweet flavor. You'll love the highly pigmented red skin, and even the way the flesh is streaked with red.
This is a taste experience you won't want to miss. And how cool to grow your own on your own property, even if it's a balcony on your rented apartment.
Join the Edible Landscaping trend that is sweeping the nation. People are looking for easy-care trees that produce fruit at home.
Plant one—or several—and pick your fresh breakfast right outside your door.
Although Mini Nectar Zee is a small tree, you'll still have plenty of fruit for a mid-season harvest. Add another tiny variety, like Mini Nectar Babe Nectarine, for even larger yields.
Don't be surprised if you get the urge to collect all of Nature Hills natural dwarf fruit trees. They'll look incredible as a potted collection on your patio.
Grow them in the ground as a mini fruit orchard! You'll create an amazing garden feature.
Even with a single tree, you'll gain a stunning "Edible Ornamental" accent tree. Just wait until you see the fragrant, pink flowers in springtime! It's a breathtaking display.
The dense foliage is held in a cute mophead and can pull double duty as a privacy screen. You'll be so pleased with the golden-yellow fall color.
You're sure to think of a thousand ways to use your harvest. Eat them fresh, or muddle them into a specialty cocktail.
Blend them for smoothies or make a rustic tart. Create chutneys, salsa or preserves. Freeze slices for later.
Mini Nectar Zee has a freestone pit, which pulls away quickly and cleanly. You'll be able to prep your harvest in no time.
This is a very popular tree, and you can imagine why. Order the multi-faceted, flavorful Mini Nectar Babe Nectarine trees from Nature Hills as soon as you see it in stock on our site.
With a tree this cute and compact, you'll be able to squeeze in into your space. Grow it in a pretty container, or plant it in the ground.
These strong, vigorous trees stay small. They are the perfect fruitful miniature Nectarine tree to add to your backyard orchard culture.
Just place it in a high-traffic area, as you won't want to miss a moment of the flower display. Let it spark conversation with your family and friends. You can watch the developing fruit together!
Get everyone together for a harvest party every year. It will take a few years for your new tree to reach peak production, but that's all part of the gardening journey. Patience is a virtue, after all.
These luscious-tasting nectarines are worth the wait. And homegrown fruit, fresh picked from your own tree? Worth its weight in gold.
How do you know when the harvest is ripe enough to pick? First, look for the yellow background of the skin to almost glow with deep color. Give a gentle squeeze and the flesh will "give" a little under pressure. Finally, look for slight wrinkling near the stem of the fruit.
Sample a test piece of fruit. If it's not quite ripe, try another piece in a day or so. Tree-ripe fruit will be the sweetest.
With the Mini Nectar Zee Nectarine, it's easy to net your tree to protect your precious fruit from the birds. Trust us, they'll always know when the harvest is ripe.
Give your tree a sunny spot to grow. It needs at least 6 hours of direct sunlight. Morning sunlight is best, as it quickly dries off the foliage from overnight dew.
Nectarines require well-drained soil. If your soil retains water for a long time, create a planting mound or raised bed. Heap more soil in a mound 12 to 18 inches tall by 3 feet wide to plant in.
Give them a sheltered, frost-free spot. However, you also want to make sure they have good air circulation.
If you don't get good rainfall, provide water on a regular basis. This is especially important for container-grown trees, and for all trees during fruit development each year.
Place a 3-inch layer of shredded wood mulch over the root system. Mulch reduces surface evaporation and saves on water costs.
Apply an all-purpose fertilizer in early spring, following directions on the label. You can apply an Orchard Spray for fruiting trees, as well.
In late winter, remove branches that are growing into the center of the canopy. During pruning, you want to work to increase sunlight and air circulation in the canopy.
Shape and maintain an open, vase-shape of scaffolding branches that are held at a 45 degree angle from the main trunk. Decide which branches you'll keep and remove the others.
Enjoy your feeling of self-sufficiency by planting outstanding, high-quality fruit trees like Mini Nectar Zee Nectarine. Place your order today!
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 nucipersica 'Nectar Zee'|
|Mature Height||5 - 6 feet|
|Mature Spread||5 - 6 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Harvest Time||Mid Season|
|Pruning Time||Late Winter|