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Hardired Nectarine Tree

(23 customer reviews)


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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.


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?

Canada’s Plant Hardiness Zones will tell you which plants will do well in your particular climate. Each zone is determined by the lowest average winter temperature recorded in a given area. Hardiness Zone information is included on all tree and plant product pages, so you know instantly whether a certain plant is likely to succeed where you live. Natural Resources Canada provides helpful options to find your zone:

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23 reviews for Hardired Nectarine Tree

  1. Brian Fox

    The trees I got were well planted, watered, and staked. They did for crap…the deer loved their taste!!!!!!!!!!!!Luckily, I knew to remove most of the blossoms, so I got some fruit in my first years. The birds also love their taste!! Those that lived tasted great, however, and adding fencing around my trees is my next step, for those surviving two really cute fawns that grew up in my mini farm will likely return, with friends.So far, for taste, it agreed, great!

  2. Gabriel Valencia

    I got a bare root and leaves sprouted quickly. Doing good so far except for some leaves are curling, which I didn’t expect for this tree which is supposed to be resistant. I probably planted it too late to get any fruit this year.

  3. brian redmond

    In part sun this tree has quadrupled in size in 2 growing seasons.


    It’s dead. It was supposed to replace another Stark Bros Nectarine (that lived two years), that also died. Actually almost everything I’ve bought from you died. The one thing that didn’t die is a nut tree that after 5 or 6 years is only a few inches taller than it was when it was planted, and it was supposed to produce within three years of planting. I’m tired of spending time and energy planting and pampering your products only to have nothing to show for it. I have followed you planting instructions religiously, even had a hired landscaper plant the nectarines. Nothing!


    I was a little skeptical when I ordered these trees last year. They seemed small in size and I wasn’t sure how they would do where we live. This year they are full of bright green leaves and very hearty. Their growth has really shot up and they seem to be pest and disease free. They are not bearing fruit yet but the foliage is doing really well.

  6. mar

    Overall I am pleased with the nectarine although like most of the plants from Stark it was on the small side. It has grown enough to begin filling in the espalier trellis and has a few fruit this year.

  7. Tom Melowitz

    I live in Texas in the winter and in Grand Coulee Washington in the summer. I ordered the Nectarine tree from Stark Brothers with a scheduled arrival date of April 13th, the day I was returning to Washington. It came as scheduled. Since it was bare root tree it was important that it be planted immediately. It was. Now in mid May the tree is doing fine and looking healthy. I’m looking forward to nectarines in the next year or so. I would definitely recommend Stark Bros.

  8. Daniel Mannor

    Planted it last spring. It took off and branched out nicely. We had a very open winter with below normal snow fall. And a higher than normal temperature for December. Our spring has been cooler than normal so far.All leaved out and green this spring. Doing great. I think the next Necterines I plant will be Hardired.


    This tree is at its early stage of growth. It is very hardy in the Wi. Weather. It is blooming the first time this year. See what happens this summer.

  10. Duane Couch

    Came in great shape with lots of root. Wintered well, vigorous grower. Only a few fruit set this year, not ripe yet so haven’t tried them.

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