A picture of a Nectarine 'Flavortop'

Nectarine 'Flavortop'

Prunus persica 'Flavortop'

Full Sun
Moderate care
Frequent watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

3m

Min

4m

Flowering

This plant has a mild fragrance

Nectarine 'Flavortop' Overview

Nectarines are related to peaches and produce smooth hairless fruit with a single stone. Flavortop nectarines are dark red with yellow flesh and excellent flavour. For best results ask a local nursery for advice on choosing the best variety and rootstock for your garden. Uses: Culinary - especially fresh

Common problems with Nectarine 'Flavortop'

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 'Flavortop'

    Trees blossom during August(late Winter). Fruit will ripen during December(mid Summer).

    How to propagate Nectarine 'Flavortop'

    Seed

    Sowing time Spring after a cold Winter(seed need cold stratification); Sowing depth 3cm; Germination time 1-3 months. Seed will not breed true to type and seedlings need to be budded or grafted!

    Special features of Nectarine 'Flavortop'

    Crop rotation

    Medium Feeder

    Hedge plant

    Trees can be espaliered or tree trained into different shapes, including hedgerows.

    Other uses of Nectarine 'Flavortop'

    Culinary - especially fresh

    Medicinal

    Fruit is rich in carotene and flavonoids, vitamins and minerals and the leaves were used in medicine for centuries.

    Edible

    Fruit is used fresh, juicedor preserved.