Nectarine Fantasy: description and features of cultivation

Nectarine Fantasy: description and features of cultivation

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The Fantasy variety is one of the most delicious nectarines of world selection, bred at the University of California as a result of crossbreeding Red King and Gold King.

Grade description

Tree of strong growth. The flowers are pinkish. Flowering early and plentiful. Sizes of fruits vary from medium to very large. Fruits are attractive in appearance, rounded in shape. Peeling without pubescence, golden yellow with a dark carmine blurred blush. The flesh is melting, tender and juicy, yellow, reddish near the skin and around the bone.

The taste is high, the combination of acid and sugar balanced. The mass of marketable fruit is 120-180 g. Ripe fruits are suitable for fresh consumption, for freezing, processing for juice, making candied fruit and jam.

Winter hardiness is high, at the level of the Red Haven variety popular in Russia. Mass harvesting occurs at the end of September. The variety is frost-resistant and rarely affected by pests and diseases.

Nectarine Fantasy: Features of the Variety

Criteria for choosing seedlings

Nectarine Fantasy is thermophilic, therefore its seedlings are most often sold and grown in the southern regions of our country.

The quality of planting material is the key to a good and stable crop. It is recommended to purchase annual or biennial seedlings that meet the following requirements:

  • were purchased at a specialty store or nursery. Be sure to ask where the planting material was imported from and whether the seedlings will be able to adapt to the climatic conditions of your region;
  • have a well-developed stem and root system;

  • differ as even as possible, without growths and sagging, as well as the allocation of vegetable juice, the junction of the stock with the scion;
  • have no bark damage;
  • have fairly elastic roots that have a healthy white color on the cut;
  • at the site of damage, the bark remains green.

If Fantasia nectarine is zoned for your region, it as quickly as possible adapts to soil and climatic conditions. A properly planted tree will begin to bear fruit already in the third or fourth year.

Reviews and recommendations of gardeners

Reviews gardeners about nectarine Fantasy are mixed. The undoubted advantage of the variety is increased winter hardiness. However, the fruits ripen late enough, which makes it impossible to grow this variety in most regions of our country. Nectarine Fantasy is most often cultivated in Poland and Ukraine, as well as the Krasnodar Territory.

The fruits grown in the southern regions of Russia reach full ripeness in late August, while the flesh becomes easily detachable from the seed, amber yellow, juicy, very fragrant and sweet, but with a slight acidity.

How to plant nectarine

Harvest perfectly transfers transportation over long distances. The advantages of nectarine also include self-pollination, due to which gardeners do not need to plant pollinating varieties.