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Mericrest Nectarine



Pollinator Required:


Mericrest Nectarine


Semi Dwarf

Characteristics :

Sweet free Stone

Mature Height :

10 - 15  feet

Support Required :


Bloom Period :


Sun Exposure :

Full Sun

Will Produce Fruit In:

2-4 years



Soil Type :

Widely adaptable

Zones :

5 – 8


Mericrest Nectarine:

Mericrest has a mild, slightly tangy freestone fruit and it resists brown rot and leaf spot. Mericrest bears in just 2-3 years and is juicy freestone with red-blushed golden skin. Ripening by mid to late August, this tree grows just 15 ft. tall and is considered the hardiest of nectarines. It is a delightfully decorative tree and will produce frilly pink blossoms in the spring. Nectarines, like peaches, require well-drained soil and a regular fertilizing program.


The nectarine fruit is a variety of the peach tree. Nectarines and peaches are similar in appearance and color as they differ only by a single gene, the gene for skin texture. The peach is dull and fuzzy while the nectarine is smooth and shiny.
Flowers - raw or cooked. Added to salads or used as a garnish.   They can also be brewed into a tea.  The distilled flowers yield a white liquid which can be used to impart a flavor resembling the seed.