Plants

Nectarine: everything you need to know

The nectarine is a fruit tree belonging to the Rosaceae family, the result of a mutation of the common peach tree and native to China.

These are trees that we find in low altitude areas that do not need a long winter rest, as happens with the peach tree and that prefer short winters and long summers. The nectarine is sensitive to humidity given the possibility of developing pests and diseases that a humid environment would produce.

Regarding the ideal terrain for the cultivation of nectarine, we will say that deep soils with excellent drainage win. In addition, given its excess of alkalinity similar to the peach tree, acid soils are recommended.

Description of the Nectarine

The nectarine is a tree that can reach dimensions of between 4 and 6 meters if we leave it free to grow. It ends up forming a very peculiar globe-shaped tree, a grayish trunk with reddish tones and dark red branches.

Nectarine roots are orange in color and highly branched. The leaves are large, with a length of about 18 cm and a width of about 4-5 cm.

Regarding the flowers, we will say that they can be solitary or appear in groups of 3 or 4 units and can be rosacea (with large open pink petals) or bell -shaped (with small petals, bright pink and that do not open completely).

The fruit of the same name as the tree and it is a drupe with a spherical shape, an attractive color with yellow and reddish tones and an exquisite pulse for many. Its skin is smooth and differs from the peach because the bone is not attached to the flesh, but appears loose.

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Robert Asprin, APD is a non-dieting Accredited Practicing Dietitian passionate about inspiring positive changes in eating and lifestyle behaviors to help improve health while nurturing relationships with food and body.

Robert Asprin

Robert Asprin, APD is a non-dieting Accredited Practicing Dietitian passionate about inspiring positive changes in eating and lifestyle behaviors to help improve health while nurturing relationships with food and body.

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