Many people don’t realize that nectarines can be grown in Michigan, but they are as easy to grow as peaches. They are also self fertile so only one tree is required to set fruit. These varieties have proven winter hardiness, and the fruit quality has been exceptional in my orchard. Growing requirements are the same as peaches, any soil that drains well.
Nectarines can be used for the same purposes as peaches including pies, wine making, drying, and canning and freezing for the later varieties.
If you have to peel your peaches because of the fuzz, nectarines are for you.
NECTARINES SHOULD BE PLANTED 10′ APART
ALL NECTARINE TREES ARE PRICED AT $31.00 ea.
Easternglo – is our earliest ripening nectarine. The medium sized, bright red fruits have a traditional, sweet-tangy nectarine flavor, and ripen in mid July. Trees are strong growing and have good winter hardiness, about the same as Redhaven peach does. A nice season opener! SOLD OUT
Ripens mid – late July
Sunglo – is a great mid-season variety that produces large, red blushed, freestone fruit with a wonderful sweet flavor. Trees are rapid growing and extremely productive. Sunglo is not the most cold hardy variety, so not a good choice for up north unless you’re near a great lake.
Ripens mid August