'Western Pride' Nectarine

mksmth zone 6b Tulsa Oklahoma(6b)February 26, 2014

Does anyone have any experience with this one. Not a whole lot shows up on a google search. I do know this. Berry Family Nursery seems to be the big marketer of it. We have it available now at our local Lowes. The trees come from the BFN nursery not but an hour or so from here.

I am currently putting in my orchard and have 3 peach (Ranger Elberta O'Henry), 2 plum (Methley Santa Rosa), and 2 apple (Gala Fuji) to start. I have been trying to get varieties that are recommended by Oklahoma State University for Oklahoma which only a few Nectarines are and even then as i understand nectarines typically dont do as well as peaches here. Some I have are recommended but Im also interested in having some that havent really been tried.

Mike

Here is a link that might be useful: Western Pride Nectarine

This post was edited by mksmth on Wed, Feb 26, 14 at 14:34

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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

The information given by BFN doesn't match up with that in the patent application. Namely BFN says it's subacid while the patent says acidic/sweet. It's bred in California by Bradford Farms. So I don't see any reason to pick it over many others.

Do you like acidic/sweet or subacid/low acid?

Here is a link that might be useful: Western Pride patent

    Bookmark   February 26, 2014 at 8:01PM
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mksmth zone 6b Tulsa Oklahoma(6b)

Thanks fruit nut. To answer your question I would have to say I Dont really know. I've eaten plenty of nectarines but can't say for sure what the difference is. I also grow citrus and have a good tolerence for them so i guess id say more acid but still sweet. Sorry that doesnt help much. I've looked at all the local box stores and nurseries and lowes is the only one with any type of nectarine. Since its not well known I'll probably hold off until I order more trees next year and get something else.
Mike

    Bookmark   February 26, 2014 at 8:58PM
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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

As much chilling as you get in OK you might be better off with something like Harko or Mericrest. I just planted both. Also planted Ranger and Redskin peach along with many CA peaches and nectarines both in greenhouse and outside. I want to see if the TX peaches are as good as CA.

The most reliable peach in Amarillo was Surecrop sold by Womack's Nursery. They have a pretty good selection of peaches.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2014 at 10:48PM
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mksmth zone 6b Tulsa Oklahoma(6b)

Awesome. Thank you for the info fruitnut. That Harko sounds like a nice one.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2014 at 10:16AM
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