This plant has a mild fragrance
Nectarine 'August Red' Overview
Nectarines are related to peaches and produce smooth hairless fruit with a single stone. For best results ask a local nursery for advice on choosing the best variety and rootstock for your garden. August Red nectarines are yellow with a red blush. Uses: Culinary, espesially fresh
Common problems with Nectarine 'August Red'
Peaches struggle with curly leaf mites! Spray copper weekly when the growing season start until 50 persent in blossom or lime sulfur when dormant as a preventative. During growing season monitor for insects like fruit fly and false codling moth.
How to harvest Nectarine 'August Red'
Stone fruit will grow for 3-5 years before starting to bear fruit. Trees are in full bloom in Spring(early September). Fruit will be ready for picking in Summer (mid-February).
How to propagate Nectarine 'August Red'
Commercially nectarines are propagated by grafting or budding the cultivar on a strong root stock.
Sowing time - Winter; Sowing depth - 3cm; Germination time - 1-3 months. The seed need cold stratification. The seed do not breed true to type!
Special features of Nectarine 'August Red'
Other uses of Nectarine 'August Red'
Culinary, espesially fresh
Peach leaves are used for washes, dies and many old medicines. The fruit is high in minerals like iron, beta-carotene, flavonoids and vitamins.
Fruit is delicious fresh - named after nectar, the sweet drink of the gods!