First Nectaplum Harvest

Bradybb WA-Zone8August 19, 2014

My little tree had a first fruiting this year,about five or six.The taste was so sweet,I was prompted to buy a refractometer.About 21 brix,not bad for this part of the world.Of course,I will use the tool for other things. Brady

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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

Nice, very nice. Thanks for the report!!

How does the flavor compare to your earlier fruit?

    Bookmark   August 19, 2014 at 9:57PM
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franktank232(z5 WI)

I have one of these...mine continues to put on new growth. Should have fruit next year. Looks great.

Would u say more nectarines then plum?

    Bookmark   August 19, 2014 at 11:05PM
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Bradybb WA-Zone8

To me the Nectaplum has a smoother,peach like flavor than the Raspberry Red Nectarine,whose flavor is more complex.I didn't have the refractometer to measure the RR,but the Spice Zee Nectaplum is sweeter.
I'm waiting for a few Fantasia Nectarines to ripen in a couple of weeks. Brady

    Bookmark   August 19, 2014 at 11:16PM
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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

I'd agree that Spice Zee nectaplum doesn't have a very complex flavor as grown here. It's sweet but not over the top. It's good but not great. Tom Spellman with DWN seems to think it's the greatest advancement in fruit in many yrs. I can't see that based on the fruit. All the other stuff like foliage color, growth, and possible high adaptability don't mean much to me but might to others.

Please give us a brix and report on Fantasia.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2014 at 11:39PM
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drew51 SE MI Z5b/6a

Awesome Brady. My Nectaplum had winter kill. The main stem died back, but had viable buds just above graft. Instead of forming a new central leader I used new buds as scaffolds. Which are extremely low! I'm going to spray it with an anti-desiccant this winter. Once it thickens up some, it should be OK. After this winter I don't think I will need to spray it.
So I was set back. I may not get fruit next year, as all growth is from this year. Although this tree can grow fast. It's amazing really.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2014 at 7:37AM
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