nectarine trees question

charleslou23March 10, 2014

Howdy, are there any nectarine trees start budding or waken up from the winter yet? I have a southern or low chill variety and still look quite dormant and still have no leaves growing. It's alive cause I cause a tiny piece of branch out and noticed inside still greenish..... am I too anxious or what?

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santo379(9, SE TX)

I only have one nectarine tree already blossom and developing small fruitlets. It's a Sunraycer variety, so I believe they ripen in the beginning of May.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2014 at 3:18PM
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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

In most Z9 climates low chill nectarine should be pushing buds or already blooming.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2014 at 5:06PM
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charleslou23

wonder the fact that I just bought and planted this a couple of weeks ago got anything to do with the delay...?

    Bookmark   March 11, 2014 at 4:49PM
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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

Well sure just planted out of cold storage and fully dormant it can be 4-6 weeks behind. It takes a certain number of heat units to start growing.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2014 at 5:04PM
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