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Hardired Nectarine

Original price $53.99 - Original price $53.99
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$53.99 - $53.99
Current price $53.99
SKU C565

Prunus persica var. nectarina 'Hardired'

This Harrow, Ontario selection ripens early - even in cooler summers - and will excel throughout cool and/or short summer regions (although we still don't recommend nectarines to Western WA growers). It bears large quantities of red, sweet, tasty, yellow-fleshed fruit in early August.

The tree is attractive and spreading in habit, tolerant of bacterial spot and brown rot, and covered each spring with large, showy pink flowers. It needs chill hours of 800 or better to fruit. 

Hardy to USDA Zone: 5

Mature Height:  12'

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: August

Pollination: Self Fertile

Dwarf Rootstock: St. Julian A

Semi-Dwarf Rootstock: Krymsk-1

Read our Nectarine Growing Guide

Size: Dwarf (4'-5')


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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Dan A.
Hardired highly susceptible to...

Didn't see this in descriptions but the Hardired, while it's grown quite large in 5 years (Olympia area) and has borne some fruit (29 this year, far fewer previously), is HIGHLY susceptible to peach leaf curl. Man! I've tried and tried to treat with copper/etc. sprays during the dormant season and early spring after each rain and it refused to grow past the disease. So, I keep pulling the bad leaves off during the growing season, treating with an organic (peppermint based) spray, and prune diseased twigs judiciously. So, while it has finally had a good production year (2023), the battle to keep it alive from BAD peach leaf curl is still ongoing!!!

Irene C.J.
Very sad

My two favorite Nectarine trees (Hardired) started to leaf out beautifully and I thought this will be wonderful! Then two months later, with the rains in the Maritime Pacfic Northwest, the trees started turning brown and lost all of their leaves. Yesterday I wanted to test its viability and the branch snapped off. I am a skilled, Master gardener growing 76 fruit trees starting from babies....many of them bought from here, including Hardired Nectarines, so I know what I am doing. By this time, it is too late to get a refund, or another order of my favorite nectarine, so I feel very sad. Sadly, I will try another company this next season.

growing, leafing out, seems resistant to rust

Got my 2 nectarine bare roots, soaked them overnight, planted in oversized pots, leafed out well, growing, a couple of branches were damaged in transport, prunes 3 dead branches.