Smooth Zest Nectarines
The ‘Smooth Zest One’ and ‘Smooth Zest Two’ nectarines provide firm, attractive, nectarines with the traditional tart sweet flavor for the medium chill zone. This complementary pair of nectarines ripen in early to mid May.
Productivity: High when grown in the zones where ‘Flordaking’ and ‘TexKing’ are grown commercially.
Size: Medium to large depending on the number of fruit left on the tree.
Quality: Traditional tart, sweet flavor. Excellent.
Flesh: ‘Smooth Zest One’ has white flesh and ‘Smooth Zest Two’ has yellow flesh. Neither have shown a tendency to brown, form split pits or crack.
Ripening season: This complementary pair of nectarines ripen in early to mid May after ‘Flordaking’ and before ‘TexKing’.
Chilling requirement: Full bloom occurs a few days before ‘Flordaking’ and ‘TexKing’ in the medium chill zone. Thus, its chilling requirement is between 350-400 chill units.
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Availability: Budwood available under license.
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