We are excited to offer this brand new, self-fruitful Nectarine Tree to the home gardener! This is the first selection of a new generation of dwarf fruit trees that are going to take the home garden by storm! Arctic Babe Nectarine (Prunus persica var. nucipersica 'Arctic Babe') is the first white-fleshed miniature Nectarine!
The intensely pink and fragrant blossoms are divine in the spring! Then it bears full-size, juicy fruit on a tiny-sized "miniature" tree. So if you live somewhere that doesn't even have room for a dwarf fruit tree, you are about to enter a whole new world of gardening possibilities. It won't even need a pollinator!
And about that fruit...it is full-sized and super-sweet, everything you could want from a summer nectarine. These fruits ripen mid-May to Mid-June and are perfect for eating fresh, churning into ice cream or baking into pies.
Arctic Babe is small enough to fit into a container or tuck into the smallest corner planter on your patio. It is so small that you can cover the whole tree to protect the blooms in the event of an unseasonable frost. It is so small that you can easily thin it and easily harvest all of the fruit without losing the top ones because you can't reach them!
Container gardeners can keep this small tree as a patio plant, grace poolside landscapes with these while northern gardeners move them into an enclosed and protected porch for the winter. Conveniently sized to stand a pair as sentries in matching pots for increased pollination and for lovely formal plantings to mark the entrance to a path, to your garden or welcoming you home by your sunny front door!
All fruit trees need is some full sun and well-drained soil. Keep the moisture moderate once they're established and mulch the site very well. Prune before they come out of dormancy in the early spring or late winter and fertilize regularly!
Don't let your lack of space ever keep you from growing the summer fruits that you love again. Buy your Arctic Babe Miniature Nectarine from NatureHills.com 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|
|#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 var. nucipersica 'Arctic Babe'|
|Rootstock||Prunus persica 'Lovell'|
|Mature Height||5 - 6 feet|
|Mature Spread||4 - 5 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Intense Pink|
|Harvest Time||Mid Season|
|Fruiting Time||3 - 5 Years|
|Pruning Time||When Dormant|