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Hardired Nectarine Tree

(23 customer reviews)


Begins shipping mid-April.


Begins shipping
early September


A top-rated producer! Dependable & worry-free.

The early-ripening fruits feature firm, yellow, flavorful flesh and a deep-red skin that is stunning on the tree. Good general disease-resistance but particularly to brown rot and bacterial spot, making this one of the easiest nectarines to grow. The crop yield is huge, so be sure to thin the fruit to get bigger, plumper nectarines. Semi-freestone. Originates from Ontario, Canada, introduced in 1974. Ripens in August. Self-pollinating.


Bloom ColorPink
Fruit ColorRed
Fruit SizeMedium
Soil CompositionLoamy
Soil pH Level6-7
Soil MoistureWell Drained
Years to Bear2-4
Shade LevelFull Sun
Hardiness Zone Range5-8

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

Standard   3.5 – 4.5 m tall x 3.5 – 4.5 m wide (12 – 15′ tall x 12 – 15′ wide)

Recommended Spacing

Standard 3.5 – 4.5 m (12 – 15′)

Ship Height

Standard, Bare-root Ships 0.9 – 1.2 m tall (3-4′ tall) with a 9.5 mm (3/8″) trunk.
Standard Supreme, Bare-root Ships 1 – 1.5 m tall (4 – 5′ tall) and/or with a 15.5 mm (5/8″) trunk.
SUPREME XL Standard, 9x9x12″ Pot Ships 1 – 1.5 m tall (4 – 5′ tall) in a 23x23x30.5 cm (9x9x12″) pot.


This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You’ll get fruit with only one plant!

How do I find my Hardiness Zone?

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23 reviews for Hardired Nectarine Tree


    Nectarine and pear survived winter and look OK so far. Hardy fig not sure about yet.

  2. Ron Mercier

    Planted them November 2016. They have their first flowers

  3. Neela Willis

    The tree is growing really well. It was planted in the fall of 2015, now it has great branching and it was covered in blossoms. We will be thinning most of the fruit so that its energy is put into plant development. I’m looking forward to having a taste of the fruit.


    This tree took off like it was on steroids. I’ve only had it one full summer and I didn’t expect it to have fruit for a couple years, and it didn’t last year but maybe this year. I ordered it as a bareroot tree in the fall of 2015. They come just a stick but this tree must have a superior rootstock to have done all the growing it went thru last summer and by the number of leaves it has now, it will probably go gangbusters this summer also. Maybe even a few nectarines!!!

  5. Daniel Clark

    Great little tree, this is year three and it looks fantastic. Should be getting a few nectarines this year, just enough for the tree to go through its fruit bearing cycle.

  6. Lynn Hansen

    We haven’t had the tree long enough to get fruit production yet. However, the tree looks amazing and came strong and ready to grow!

  7. Glenda Askin

    I ordered this Hardired Nectarine, because it is disease resistant, especially to bacterial spot & brown rot. I have a huge nectarine tree that I’ve had since 1997 and it is another variety that after the first fruiting which was wonderful, it always gets brown rot and the fruit is no good. So, I ordered this Hardired from Stark and looking forward to when it starts blooming and putting fruit on.

  8. robert bixby

    Growing very well and hopefully will have a little fruit this next year.

  9. Katherine Wilson

    This variety is delicious! Our tree bears a lot of fruit, after being planted only 5 years ago. For larger fruit, be prepared to thin the fruit mercilessly. Also know that for the first few years, you should remove all fruit so the tree can put all its energy into growing larger.

  10. Rick DeGroot

    A lot of growth this year but no blossoms. Maybe next year.

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