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Nectarine Tree, 'Red Gold'

Grow Your Own Fresh Fruit Trees! Imagine fresh nectarine pie from your own nectarine tree!

‘Red Gold’ is one of the most popular home-grown nectarines.  It is a vigorous and productive nectarine cultivar with high quality fruit.  The large freestone fruit has yellow flesh with a glossy red and gold skin.  It also has great shelf life.  ‘Red Gold’ is sweet and tangy making it a delicious snack or delectable in pies and jams.  Beyond its incredible flavor, this self-pollinating nectarine adds seasonal interest to the landscape with stunning pink blooms in the spring, glossy fruit late summer, and golden yellow foliage in the fall.

As a semi dwarf cultivar, ‘Red Gold’ is a compact tree that does well with limited space.  It is heat resistant and drought tolerant.  It is also cold hardy to -20°F.  ‘Red Gold’ is a great choice for those seeking a low maintenance fruit tree.

Plant Details +

Botanical Prunus persica 'Red Gold'
Cultivator Type Nectarine, ‘Red Gold’
Height 12-15’ or as pruned
Spacing 15-20’
Hardiness Zone 5-9, -20º a 20ºF
Attracts Butterflies, Wildlife, Visual Attention, Songbirds / Birds
Exposure Full sun
Foliage Green
Fruit Bright Red
Harvest Late Summer

General Information +

Tip: Choose a location for your nectarine tree that is protected from the wind.

Use: Landscape, Fresh Fruit, Desserts

Planting/Care Instructions +

Moisture: Water regularly, as needed. Keep soil evenly moist, but not wet. Mulching helps retain moisture.

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil in full sun. 1. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. 2. Set the tree in place so the crown (part of the tree where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. 3. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly.