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Beautiful Tree with Outstanding Fruit

Zephyr Nectarine is a tree that produces fruit of exceptional quality. You won't want to miss a moment of your tree's display as it develops from flower to fruit, so plant near a window or patio for optimal enjoyment.

Your Zephyr Nectarine is, of course, renown for the delicious fruit it produces. Just when the summer garden has begun its decline, your Zephyr will prolong the joy of summertime just a bit more.

From August into September you can count on your Zephyr's limbs being laden with its large, slightly ovate fruit. The pinkish-red hues against the yellow/green background tones will create one of the loveliest sights in your yard, drawing you in for a closer look.

You won't be able to resist picking a nectarine fresh from your tree, and holding its sun-warmed brilliance in your hand. Take a bite and you'll instantly understand why Zephyr is valued as an exception nectarine. Its flesh is firm with a dramatic, sweet flavor that has just enough acidity to give it a little zing.

The scent is a luscious lure that will draw you in for taste after taste. Slice one in half and note the pristine, white flesh and the red blush surrounding the pit. Beyond its deliciousness right off the tree, Zephyr's attractive appearance and freestone pit make it ideal for many culinary purposes.

Zephyr Nectarine is resistant to bacterial leaf spot (a problem that diminishes the yield of lesser varieties). It can tolerate a variety of soils and is considered a vigorous, productive tree.

Many people love nectarines because, while similar to peaches, they don't have the fuzzy exterior. They also have more of vitamins A, C and Potassium than peaches, providing you with some added health benefits when you plant a Zephyr.

For a lovely, high-producing nectarine tree, Zephyr is certainly a great choice. It's even self-pollinating so you won't have to plant more than one...although once you've experienced its outstanding harvest, you're sure to plant more to share with family and friends.

  • Outstanding fruit
  • Vigorous and productive

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

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
#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 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 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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Zephyr Nectarine Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-10
Growing Zones 6-10
More Information
Botanical Name Prunus persica nucipersica 'Zephyr'
Mature Height 14 - 18 Feet
Mature Spread 12 - 14 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium