Queenslanders and Sydneysiders - your prayers have been answered....we have another fruit tree for you!
The beautiful Super Dwarf Sunset Nectarine ™ , along with our Super Dwarf Sunset Peach™ is another one PlantNet's unique plants to be released to the home gardeners of Australia. They are also part of our new Backyard Beauties® Range.
The Super Dwarf Sunset Nectarine™ has beautiful red leaves throughout the year. The plant grows to approximate 1-1.5m height x 0.8m width. It has high density flowers and single pink blossoms in spring. It produces full sized, yellow flesh nectarines.
The sweet yellow fleshed fruit matures late in November/December in Sutropical areas and December early January in cooler areas so you can avoid the rush of going to the supermarket to get your early season Summerfruit - just grow your own!
The Super Dwarf Sunset Nectarine™ is suited more to the warmer areas of Australia and can be grown in any sub-tropical environment from Rockhampton in Queensland to temperate regions within Victoria.
The Super Sunset Nectarine™ is absolutely perfect for pots on the patio, balcony or deck. The plant can handle frost during winter, however, if you are in an area that is prone to late frosts you would be better suited to leave it in a protected environment until flowering has finished to ensure you get the best fruit returns.
Great plant to get the kids involved in growing their own fruit in the garden! Why not get the pigeon pair and grab a Super Dwarf Sunset Peach™ while you are at it?
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NONE!!! The Sunset Nectarine is 100% self fertile, which means NO pollinators are required to set fruit.
Tips and tricks for growing Super Dwarf Sunset Nectarine.
Pull or strip leaves off trees around the third week in May to promote dormancy and strong flower bud development and then apply a good Copper fungicide (Not Copper Sulphate as this will cause damage to bark and buds).This application is for the control of Curly fungal disease. Apply Copper once more in 2 weeks, 3 weeks in colder climates.
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The Super Dwarf Sunset NectarineTM (Plantnet Sunset 2) is protected by Plant Breeder's Rights (PBR) and it is illegal to propagate plant material from this variety under the 1994 PBR Act.