A picture of a Nectarine 'Olympia'

Nectarine 'Olympia'

Prunus persica 'Olympia'

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

4m

Min

6m

Flowering

This plant has a mild fragrance

Nectarine 'Olympia' 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. Olympia nectarines are red with yellow flesh and red close to the stone. Uses: Culinary

Common problems with Nectarine 'Olympia'

Nectarines struggle with curly leaf. Spray the trees when they are dormant with lime sulfur and when the blossoms start with a copper spray before rainy weather. Keep on doing this weekly until all the leaves are out or the tree is in 50% flower.

    How to harvest Nectarine 'Olympia'

    Trees are in full bloom by the end of August. Fruits ripen in mid-December. Pick the fruit as soon as it turned sweet and easily come off the tree.

    How to propagate Nectarine 'Olympia'

    Seed

    Seed will grow after cold stratification. Plant in Spring after cold Winter. It will take 1-3 months to germinate. The seed do not breed true to type and the seedling need to be grafted or budded.

    Special features of Nectarine 'Olympia'

    Hedge plant

    Trees can be espaliered or tree trained to form interesting forms, including hedge rows.

    Other uses of Nectarine 'Olympia'

    Culinary

    Medicinal

    Leaves were used in medicine and washes. Fruit is rich in carotene and flavonoids, minerals and vitamins.

    Edible

    Fruits are used fresh, juiced and preserved.