Nature Hills is so excited to offer these amazing natural dwarfed fruiting trees! Part of a series of natural dwarfs, the Mini Nectar Babe Nectarine (Prunus persica nucipersica 'Nectar Babe') grows full-sized fruit even in the smallest properties.
The red-skinned fruit is smooth and the yellow flesh has a lusciously rich flavor. Go ahead,pick your fresh breakfast from a patio tree, just steps from your door.
Although Mini Nectar Babe is a small tree, you'll still have plenty of fruit for a mid-season harvest. Add another tiny variety, like Honey Babe Peach, for even larger yields.
They'll look so cute growing as a pair. You'll be thrilled with the showy display of fragrant, pale pink flowers in springtime.
Why not spark conversation by planting one on either side of your front door? Use as hard-working sentries at the opening to an outdoor kitchen or dining room. You and your guests can track their development from flower to fruit.
Invite them back to help you with the harvest! Pick and eat them fresh from your tree. Use a few to flavor homemade nectarine ice cream during a memorable evening with "foodie" friends.
Cook with them. Add to salads, smoothies and sauces for pork and chicken for a bright, bold flavor.The firm flesh holds up in delicious baked tarts, cobblers and pies.
The freestone pulls away quickly and cleanly. In no time, you can prep the fruits for canning or freezing for later use. There is nothing like the satisfying feeling of being prepared.
Order Mini Nectar Babe Nectarine trees from Nature Hills. Please hurry if you see this tree in stock on our site. You will be racing other gardeners from across the country who want to get their hands on these "right-sized" modern fruiting trees.
Even in a tiny yard, there are bound to be several spots to use these versatile, bushy trees. Anywhere you have a sun is a great choice!
Use several as an incredible planting in a mulched bed. Plant them where you'll notice them, perhaps near the patio. Take advantage of their dense canopy as a privacy screen!
If you have the room, add two or more spaced four feet apart in a row as a hedgerow. They'll grow together and touch. Measure from the trunk of one to the trunk of the next.
Use as a fruiting backdrop to your modern Victory Garden. Create garden "walls" around an outdoor Yoga retreat. Or...simply hide the neighbors garbage cans with a few of these sweet miniature trees.
Nectarines need a planting site in full sun with at least 6 hours of direct sunlight. Morning sunlight is best, as it quickly dries off the foliage to keep your trees healthy.
Ensure your planting site has well-drained soil. If you see puddles long after a rainfall, bring in additional soil in a mound 12 to 18 inches tall by 3 feet wide. Plant in that mound, or add a nice border and create a raised bed.
Proper air circulation is also important. Give 10 feet of space away from your home or other structure. It's great to give them a sheltered, frost-free spot, but be sure it's not sitting in an area that "traps" air.
Provide regular water, especially during the first season in your landscape. It will need a consistent schedule of water during fruit development each year. Water is also really important for containerized trees.
Use drip irrigation to make it easier. It's also a good idea to apply a thick layer of mulch over the root system. You'll cut down on surface evaporation and save on water costs.
Provide an all-purpose fertilizer in early spring, or top dress with well-rotted compost. You can apply an Orchard Spray for fruiting trees, as well. Please follow the directions on the label.
While there isn't an extensive need for pruning, you will want to eliminate crossing branches in late winter. The goal is to increase sunlight and air circulation in the canopy. Decide which branch you'll keep and remove the other entirely.
Enjoy the fun Mini Nectar Babe Nectarine in your landscape. Don't be surprised if you and the family start to consider it a "family pet."It is truly easy to love.
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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|
|#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 Babe'|
|Rootstock||Prunus persica 'Lovell'|
|Mature Height||5 - 6 feet|
|Mature Spread||5 - 6 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Harvest Time||Mid Season|
|Pruning Time||Late Winter|