Nectarine (Prunus persica nucipersica) comes from a spontaneous mutation in certain peach trees. They then produce fruits with smooth skin and no longer fluffy. This result has been known since the 19th century. Brugnons result from the same natural transformation. Nectarines (Prunus persica nucipersica) are distinguished from them by only one aspect: their flesh does not adhere to the nucleus.

Cultivation of nectarine

It is in the garden that nectarine (Prunus persica nucipersica) gives good crops. As an adult, the nectarinier measures 4m. It needs a warm climate. It can be installed in the open ground in the South only. In other regions, it must be planted in a greenhouse. The miniature varieties are grown in tubs. They don't produce much fruit.

Nectarine maintenance

The nectarine tree (Prunus persica nucipersica) must be pruned in the spring to bear fruit. This is done at the start of flowering (March). It consists in removing part of the flower buds to promote the development of large fruits. It is also necessary to remove the branches that spontaneously create on the trunk.

Properties of nectarine

The nectarine flower (Prunus persica nucipersica) gives fruits with yellow or white flesh, depending on the nectarin tree. For example, Nectarose is a yellow variety, while Silver Lode is a white species. This tasty food has appetite suppressant (fiber) and antioxidant (vitamins, trace elements) properties.