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What dwarf nectarine (or semi-dwarf) will grow well in SL County (on the East Bench)? Also, how much space will it need when fully mature?

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The variety is on dwarf root stock so it's finding the variety you like that is grafted onto dwarf root stock.  The space required for dwarf tree is at least 10 feet by 10 feet at maturity

Here are some recommendations:
Flavortop-
Zone 5. Large variety with mostly red skin over a yellow background. Flesh is yellow, firm and very flavorful. A vigorous, productive tree. Self fertile.
Red Gold-
Zone 5. A very large fruit with crack resistant glossy red and gold skin. Rich flavorful yellow flesh. The fruit has a good shelf-life and is a good shipper. The tree is productive and self fertile.
Fantasia-
Zone 5. Large, oval fruit. The skin is bright yellow with a bright red blush covering 60-80%. The firm yellow flesh has an excellent sweet, rich flavor. Fantasia has a good shipping quality. A vigorous, productive tree. Self fertile.

Posted on 6 Aug 2008

Maggie Shao
Horticulture Agent, Salt Lake County

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