A picture of a Nectarine 'Crimson Giant'

Nectarine 'Crimson Giant'

Prunus persica 'Crimson Giant'

Also known as

Kaalgatperske, Nektarien (Afr.)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Frequent watering


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This plant has no fragrance

Nectarine 'Crimson Giant' 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. Crimson Giant nectarines are red with yellow flesh. The cultivar was grown from a cross between '"Panamint" and "Moreira" and released in 1995.

Common problems with Nectarine 'Crimson Giant'

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 'Crimson Giant'

    Trees are in full bloom by mid-August and fruit will ripen towards the end of December.

    How to propagate Nectarine 'Crimson Giant'


    Seed grows after cold stratification, therefore usually planted in Spring after a cold Winter. the new plant will not be the same cultivar as the parent and need to be grafted or budded!

    Special features of Nectarine 'Crimson Giant'

    Hedge plant

    Trees can be tree-trained or espaliered unto different structures and make a neat hedgerow if regularly pruned.

    Other uses of Nectarine 'Crimson Giant'



    Peaches and nectarines are valuable sources of minerals and vitamins. Carotene and flavonoids add to the value and even the leaves were used as wash and medicinally!


    Fruits are consumed mostly fresh, but it also make refreshing juice and can be preserved.