TangO’s® Flat Nectarine

Available from retail stockists
Self-pollinating

Offered in QLD, Northern NSW, and WA on low chill rootstocks September – March.

Offered in SA and VIC on higher chill rootstocks.

Available from retail stockists in these areas.

 

Variety Q 108-65

 

TangO’s® Flat Nectarine is a novel, flat yellow-fleshed nectarine which is suitable to grow in Southern and Central Queensland, and Northern New South Wales where climates are warmer, but it is equally at home in cooler growing regions.

This variety is part of the Tropical Sensations® range, a group of very low chilling varieties suited to subtropical and coastal climates as far north as Rockhampton in Queensland.

Suitability
Southern Qld, central Qld (as far north as Rockhampton) , NSW, Vic, SA, WA. Not suited to Tasmania as this is a low chilling variety and winters are to cold.
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From the collection:
Tree height
3.0m
Tree width
3.0m
Skin colour
Dark red over yellow background
Flesh
Yellow fleshed clingstone (small stone)
Fruit shape
Flat
Fruit size
Small to medium
Flavour
Sweet, firm and juicy
Harvest time
Subtropical areas: December, colder areas: January to February
Fruit uses
Eating fresh, stewing, jams, cooking, preserving
Comments
Prolific bearer

Description

Site Selection – Plant in full sun. In hot climates, consider a space where the tree receives afternoon shade to reduce fruit scalding. If planting, prepare your site with compost, soil improvers, or composted manure.

Planting Dig your hole at the time of planting. Dig a hole twice the width of the rootball/pot, and one and a half deep. Backfill with a mixture of premium garden soil and good quality soil from the hole. Mulch and water in well. Note – do not use this fill in extremely clay or sandy soils. Create a mound, spend time adjusting your soil, or use a pot. See more information about this in the growing guides in our Plant Care tab.

Staking – Staking may not be necessary but where utilised, use two stakes with soft, loose ties around the tree. Ensure the tree can still ‘wiggle’ in the wind to develop strong anchorage on its own. Remove the stakes when the trunk is thicker than the stake used, or in year 2.

Watering – Use the 1,2,3,4 method to establish. Water once a day for a week, then every two days for two weeks, then every three days for three weeks, and so on. Always adjust to your local weather and increase watering in hot and windy weather, decrease in cold or rainy weather.

Fertilising – Use a balanced fertiliser blend with added nitrogen. Peaches and nectarines are hungry in comparison to other deciduous fruit trees. The main fertilising period is Spring and Autumn. To give you a general guide, PlantNet® has created a great guide for fertilising deciduous fruit trees in pots from trial work completed by PlantNet® over a 3 year period.

Pruning – Prune bareroot or dormant trees in winter back by 1/3 at time of planting. Prune at the end of winter every following year. See the Plant Care tab linked below for more information.

Pest & Disease Control – Spray with an organic Bordeaux spray at the start of winter, and twice just before bud swell at the end of winter. This controls many diseases, including leaf curl, and overwintering pests. Many insect pests can be controlled with netting once flowers have formed fruit. For further information view our  Common Fruit Tree Pests and Diseases article.

For further information, visit our Plant Care page to view all of our growing guides, fertiliser trials, and seasonal tips!