Red Gold nectarines

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Red Gold nectarines

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Post: # 106460Unread post Shule
Fri Sep 15, 2023 10:18 am

We have a Red Gold (also labeled Chabacano) nectarine tree that produced heavily for the first time, this year. We've been eating plenty of nectarines every day and a family member has canned some. I think we planted a nursery tree in 2021 (possibly 2020). The fruits are delicious. They're very juicy and sweet, with a lot of red on them. It hasn't had any disease issues, so far. It's a great variety. Freestone.
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Post: # 106462Unread post Shule
Fri Sep 15, 2023 10:31 am

These are the ones we have left (the pits are some we're saving to plant):

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Post: # 106472Unread post PlainJane
Fri Sep 15, 2023 3:15 pm

Wow, the fruit looks pristine!
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Post: # 106484Unread post Shule
Fri Sep 15, 2023 5:21 pm

Here's the inside:

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Post: # 106485Unread post Shule
Fri Sep 15, 2023 5:40 pm

I guess chabacano means apricot. These are definitely nectarines, though (not apricots).
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Fri Sep 15, 2023 6:44 pm

They look absolutely delicious! Yellow nectarines are some of my favorites. How I'd love to be able to eat one 😋 you have a winner there @Shule!
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Post: # 106495Unread post Cole_Robbie
Fri Sep 15, 2023 8:59 pm

Beautiful pictures! I haven't had good nectarines since my grandpa grew then when I was a kid.

Fwiw, your tree was probably grafted. I don't know if nectarines produce true from seed. You may get some fuzzy fruit, but it might still be fun.

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Post: # 106506Unread post Shule
Sat Sep 16, 2023 6:11 am

@Cole_Robbie
Thanks! :) It's definitely grafted: ours is a semi-dwarf. The seeds should grow standard-sized trees. I'm not sure if it's stablized, either.

I definitely recommend growing some good nectarines and/or peaches if you can. They're one of the tastiest things a person can grow, IMO.
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Post: # 106515Unread post Whwoz
Sat Sep 16, 2023 7:51 am

Nectarines and peaches tend to be self fertile and as such often come true to type from seed, especially if planted away from other nectarines or peaches. If closely planted with another variety, then bets are off and who knows what will come up.

This variety is also available here Down Under so has probably been around long enough to be stable. One may yet wind up in the Garden of Woz. Thanks for the review @Shule

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