Item Synonyms Description
2W68W Large nectarine with red over yellow skin; firm flesh and excellent flavor; freestone from California. Early to midseason harvest.
Arctic Babe A result of innovative interspecific breeding by Zaiger Genetics, Arctic Babe is the first white-fleshed miniature nectarine. Super-sweet, large size fruit ripens early: late May to early June in central California. Reaching only 4-6 ft., this tree is easy to thin and harvest, easy to cover to protect blooms from frost. Chilling requirement not yet established, expected to be less than 700 hours. Self-fruitful. (Introduced for the 2017-18 season as 243BC331 Miniature Interspecific Nectarine)
Arctic Blaze Taste test winner. One of the best of the low acid white nectarines: rich flavor and firm texture in early season, very sweet when soft ripe. Large size, red and creamy white skin. Harvest mid to late-August in Central CA, after Arctic Queen white nectarine. Estimated chilling requirement 700-800 hours. Self-fruitful. (Pat. No. 10174) (Zaiger)
Arctic Glo Exciting, sprightly-sweet, early season white-fleshed nectarine. High scoring in taste tests: nice balance of sugar and acid, very appealing flavor. Highly recommended for home orchards. Late June/ early July in Central CA. 400-500 hours. Self-fruitful. (Zaiger)
Arctic Jay Taste test winner. Very attractive, firm, freestone fruit is richly flavored, with a balance of acid and sugar. Ripens between Arctic Glo and Heavenly White white nectarines. 500 hours or less. Self-fruitful. (Pat. No. 9908) (Zaiger)
Arctic Queen Delicious, super-sweet white nectarine, very similar to Arctic Rose, but ripening 3-4 weeks later (early August in Central CA). Rich flavor and nice crunchy texture when firm ripe, extremely sweet when fully ripe. High-scoring in taste tests. 600-700 hours. Self-fruitful. (Zaiger)
Arctic Rose Delicious, super-sweet, white nectarine. Very high scoring in taste tests. Rich flavor and nice crunchy texture when firm ripe, extremely sweet when fully ripe. Harvest mid to late July in Central CA. Highly recommended for home orchards. 600-700 hours. Self-fruitful. (Zaiger)
Arctic Star Earliest to ripen of the low acid, super-sweet white nectarines. Rave reviews in trial tastings. Beautiful dark red skin, snow white semi-freestone flesh. Ripens mid-June in Central CA, 4-5 weeks ahead of Arctic Rose. Low winter chilling requirement, about 300 hours. Self-fruitful. (Pat. No. 9332) (Zaiger)
Armking Large nectarine with olive-green skin and reddish cast; flesh is yellow with sweet aroma, semi-freestone; from California. Early harvest.
Atomic Red With one of the most intense blooms we’ve ever seen on a fruiting tree, Atomic Red Fruiting & Flowering Nectarine is sure to amaze. The deep red of the double flower acts like a beacon, calling all eyes to marvel at the beauty in your yard. But exceptional bloom is not all; Atomic Red provides delicious nectarines as well.The fruit is medium to large, with sweet white flesh. Harvest is mid-June. Self-fruitful. Estimated chilling requirement 500 hours. Pat. No. 26647 (Zaiger)
Cavalier From Virginia. Orange-yellow skin blushed with mottled dark red. Medium size, firm, aromatic, yellow freestone fruit resistant to brown rot. Ripens mid to late July in Central CA, one week before Elberta peach. Hardy, showy blossom. 700-800 hours. Self-fruitful.
Desert Dawn Proven heavy producer of delicious nectarines for warm winter western climates. Solid red skin, juicy yellow semi-freestone, rich flavor. Mid to late May. 250 hours. Self-fruitful. (Zaiger)
Desert Delight Proven producer in warm winter climates and highly recommended as an early season nectarine elsewhere. Large fruit with bright red skin, yellow flesh and delicious, rich, nectarine flavor. Harvest mid-June in Central CA. 100-200 hours. Self-fruitful. (Zaiger)
Double Delight Sensational fruit: consistently the best flavored yellow nectarine plus magnificent, double pink flowers. Dark red-skinned, freestone fruit is sweet, with unusually rich flavor. Very high scoring in taste tests. Heavy bearing tree. Harvest early to mid-July in Central CA. 300 hours. Self-fruitful. (Zaiger)
Fairlane Large nectarine with red over yellow skin; yellow flesh; clingstone; from California. Late harvest.
Fantasia Popular, large yellow freestone. Early harvest fruit is firm ripe and tangy, later harvest is sweet with rich flavor: high scoring in taste tests. Late July/early August in Central CA. 500 hours or less. Self-fruitful.
Firebright Large nectarine with red over yellow skin; firm, smooth, juicy, yellow flesh with great flavor; semi-freestone from California. Midseason harvest.
Fire Sweet Medium nectarine with flaming red and yellow skin; firm, smooth, juicy yellow flesh that is very sweet; clingstone from California. Midseason harvest.
Flamekist High quality late season clingstone. Large, firm, red over yellow skin. Popular fresh market variety. Ripens late August/early Sept. in Central CA. 600-700 hours. Self-fruitful.
Flavortop Large, firm, yellow freestone of excellent quality. One of the highest scoring nectarines in DWN fruit tastings. One of the very best! Ripe mid-July in Central CA, between Independence and Fantasia. Large showy blossoms. 650 hours. Self-fruitful.
Garden Delight Miniature Large yellow freestone is sweet, delicious, refreshing. Mid-August in Central CA. Heavy bearing 5-6 ft. tree, easily covered to protect from frost. 500 hours or less. Self-fruitful. (Zaiger)
Goldmine Long-time favorite in California and Western Oregon. Small to medium-sized white-fleshed freestone. Aromatic, juicy and sweet. Ripe in August. 400 hours. Self-fruitful.
Hardired Fabled disease resistance for tough areas and more cold tolerant than most. Classic nectarine look and taste, semi-freestone. Mid season ripening.
Harko One of the highest scoring nectarines in DWN fruit tastings. Cold hardy Canadian variety has showy, large, single pink blossoms. Ripens with Redhaven Peach in early July in Central CA. Tolerant of bacterial spot and brown rot. 800 hours. Self-fruitful.
Heavenly White Very large nectarine with creamy white skin that is heavily blushed red; white flesh and excellent flavor that is favored by connoisseurs; freestone. Midseason harvest.
Honey Kist Early-ripening yellow nectarine with high sugar and low acid (no tartness). Harvest begins late June in Central CA,about with Independence nectarine. (Begin picking before the fruit begins to soften, the subacid varieties have the advantage of being good to eat before they reach peak ripeness.) 500 hours. Self-fruitful. (Pat. No. 9333) (Zaiger)
Independence Bright red skin, firm yellow freestone. Rich flavor, tangy and sweet, one of the best. Consistently very high-scoring in taste tests. Winter and frost hardy, very reliable producer. Early July in Central CA. 700 hours. Self-fruitful.
John Rivers Medium to large fruit with white skin and crimson blush; greenish white flesh is tender and juicy; semi-freestone from England. Early harvest.
Jolly Red Giant Very large fruit to 3 1/2 or more if properly thinned. Freestone, delicious flavor. Skin bright orange-red over yellow. Mid-July in Central CA. 400-500 hours. Self-fruitful. (Zaiger)
Juneglo Delicious, full flavored early season fruit ripens late June in Central CA, 7-10 days before Independence, two weeks before Double Delight. Semi-freestone when soft-ripe. Winter and frost hardy. 700 hours. Self-fruitful. (Zaiger)
Late Legrand Old favorite yellow-fleshed nectarine. Richly flavored, still one of the best. Very high taste test scores. Attractive red and yellow skin. Harvest mid to late-August in Central CA. 600 hours. Self-fruitful.
Le Grand Large nectarine with bright red and yellow skin; yellow flesh with rubbery texture; delicate, semi-acid taste; clingstone from California. Late harvest.
Liz’s Late Medium-size nectarine with red-over-yellow skin; yellow flesh with a sweet-spicy flavor; freestone. Late harvest.
Mericrest Very cold hardy, frost hardy, late bloom. Crops after sub zero winters. Large, red-skinned yellow freestone with rich tangy flavor. Very high scoring in taste tests, highly recommended. Mid-July in Central CA. 800 hours. Self-fruitful.
Nectar Babe Small to medium-size fruit with dark red skin; yellow flesh with good flavor; freestone. Midseason harvest.
Necta Zee Medium-size nectarine with red skin; yellow flesh is sweet and flavorful; freestone; Early to midseason harvest.
Panamint Attractive red-skinned yellow freestone. Aromatic and intensely flavored with nice acid sugar balance. Dependable, long time favorite in warm winter Southern California climates. Late July/early August. 250 hours. Self-fruitful
Pioneer Small to medium sized nectarine with a thin yellow skin with a red blush; yellow flesh touched with red; freestone from California. Midseason harvest.
Royal Giant Very large fruit, productive & vigorous tree. Clingstone with good flavored yellow flesh. Prior commercial variety, out of favor due to color preferences.
Ruby Grand Large nectarine with ruby skin; firm yellow flesh with great flavor; freestone. Early to midseason harvest.
Sauzee King First donut style nectarine from Zaiger Hybrids. Outstanding early season variety has white flesh that is sweet and juicy. Red skin, blushed with yellow. Tree sets fruit at a young age and produces heavily. Thinning is required for large fruit size. Estimated chilling requirement 500 hours or less.
Silver Lode Medium fruit that is most red over creamy yellow with red specks; juicy, sweet flavor; freestone from California. Early to midseason harvest.
Snow Queen Taste test winner. Sweet, juicy, early season white freestone. Late June harvest in Central CA, 2-3 weeks ahead of Babcock peach. Long-time favorite in So. Calif. Low chilling requirement, 250-300 hours. Self-fruitful.
Southern Belle Large fruit with yellow skin and red blush; yellow flesh has good flavor; freestone. Early harvest.
Stanwick Medium fruit with a greenish white skin that has a shade of purple red; white flesh is juicy; semi-freestone origin unknown. Late harvest.
Stark Sunglo Large fruit with yellow skin overspread in part with red; yellow flesh that reddens near pit; slightly acid flavor; freestone from California. Midseason harvest.
Stribling Giant Free Large nectarine with yellow skin blushed with red; yellow tasty flesh; freestone from California. Midseason harvest.
Stribling White Free Large fruit with white skin blushed with red; white, sweet and juicy flesh with a creamy texture; freestone from California. Early harvest.
Sun Grand Large nectarine with red-blushed yellow skin; firm, yellow flesh; freestone from California. Midseason harvest.
Sunred Small to medium fruit with bright red skin; yellow flesh is firm and flavorful; semi-freestone from Florida. Early harvest.
Yumm Yumm White flesh and melt-in-your-mouth flavor. Excellent for fresh eating, canning and baking. Produces dependable yields. Ripens in mid to late June. Resistant to bacterial spot. Self-pollinating
Zee Glo Taste test winner. Delicious late summer fruit with classic, zesty, nectarine flavor. Superb balance of acid and sugar. Attractive, dark red skin. Harvest about two weeks after Fantasia, mid to late August in Central CA. Showy pink blossoms in spring. 600-700 hours. Self-fruitful. (Zaiger)