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