A picture of a Nectarine 'August Red'

Nectarine 'August Red'

Prunus persica 'August Red'

Also known as

Nectarine , Kaalgatperske, Nektarien (Afr.)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Frequent watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

2m

Min

3m

Flowering

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'

    Cuttings

    Commercially nectarines are propagated by grafting or budding the cultivar on a strong root stock.

    Seed

    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'

    Crop rotation

    Medium Feeder

    Other uses of Nectarine 'August Red'

    Culinary, espesially fresh

    Medicinal

    Peach leaves are used for washes, dies and many old medicines. The fruit is high in minerals like iron, beta-carotene, flavonoids and vitamins.

    Edible

    Fruit is delicious fresh - named after nectar, the sweet drink of the gods!