Maria's Gold Nectarine
Prunus persica var. nectarina 'Maria's Gold'
The pure, golden skin and flesh of this juicy, richly-flavored nectarine have a delicious balance of sweetness and acidity. This variety is named after Russian horticulturist Dr. Maria Plekhanova and was selected by CRFG member Andy Mariani from seeds brought back from Uzbekistan. It is typical of the exotic, fabled 'Golden Peaches of Samarkand.'
A $1 royalty is included to support the work done by Andy and the California Rare Fruit Growers Hybridizer's Group, which is dedicated to developing superior stone fruit varieties for home gardeners.
USDA Zone: 5-9
Grow Height: 15'
Sun: Full Sun
Ripening Time: August
Pollination: Self Fertile
Rootstock: St. Julian A
Read our Nectarine Growing Guide