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Fruit in Focus | White Satin Nectarine

April 07, 2020

White Satin Nectarine Fruit Salad Trees

We have so many lovely stone fruit varieties that you can choose from on our multi-grafted fruit trees; we thought we'd better introduce them all.

White Satin Nectarines are loaded with antioxidants, fibre, potassium, Vitamin C & K. They are fantastic in salads and is desserts but we prefer them best straight off the tree for morning tea.

Fruit characteristics: White fleshed nectarine with a smooth red over white skin. Super sweet with low acid levels. Grow one today with one of our many other beautiful stone fruit varieties!

Blossoms: Beautiful pink blossoms in Spring.

Pollination Information: White Satin Nectarines are a self fertile variety.

Height: When planted in the ground our multi-grafted Stone Fruit Salad Trees will grow to approximately 3 metres. They can be pruned to around 2m if preferable. They are fantastic to espalier along a fence or wall.

Fruiting Season: November - December

Preferred Climate: Warm to cold

pH Range: 6-7 pH

Can Fruit Salad Trees grow in pots?

Yes! We recommend planting your Fruit Salad Tree in pots starting in size of around 40cm in diameter.

Pruning: Remember to prune your tree's branches equally (this is called balancing). You should balance your multi-grafted Fruit Salad citrus tree every 2-3 weeks during the growing phase of Spring & Summer and as the weather cools, once a month for best results!

When your stonefruits have nearly finished fruiting it's a good time to reduce some of their leaf canopy, allowing light to reach the last of the ripening fruit. On both nectarines and peaches it is advisable to remove branches that have fruited as they fruit only on new growth.

Notes: If you live in a fruit fly prone area then fruit fly preventatives are a must - consider bagging your fruit for protection.

How to grow your multi-grafted Stone Fruit Salad Tree

Location: At least 6 hours of full sun (morning sun is best), protected from the wind, and not too close to fencing that retains heat (eg colorbond). Potted plants do enjoy a daily misting for humidity as will placing a tray with rocks filled with water under the plant as the water evaporates.

Soil: Well drained loamy soil with a pH around 6.0 -7.0. Adding lime to your soil will increase your pH and sulphur will lower it.

Fertilisation: While your stone fruit tree is young apply nitrogen based fertilisers to help develop the trees frame work.

  • Summer: When your tree starts producing fruit, to increase a better fruit harvest look for fertilisers high in potassium.
  • Spring: Apply fertilisers with trace elements.
  • Winter: Don't fertilise your stone fruit tree while it is dormant (in winter), wait until the tree is waking up - when you start to see new growth.
  • Autumn: Apply fertilisers with trace elements.

Tip: When growing your Fruit Salad Frees in a pot you may need to fertilise more regularly. Always follow the directions on the container.

Frost: As Spring temperatures often fluctuate it is always good to think about protecting your blossoms from frost.

Thinning Fruit: During the fruiting season it is a good idea to thin your fruit crop. If you have too much fruit or if they are rubbing together take out the smallest fruit to encourage the tree to put its energy into growing larger fruit.

Thinning is the process of removing a selection of fruit from your trees while the fruit is still small; by doing this you improve your fruit quality and size, helps keep yearly fruit production regular (avoid biennial bearing) and avoid damage to your frame work from excess weight.

Special requirements: We recommend that you apply a spray program, particularly at leaf fall (as early as May in some climates) and budswell (before budburst) as a preventative for fungal diseases like leaf curl.

When to pick fruit: If you are wanting to eat your fruit straight off the tree then leave your stone fruit on the tree until ripe, as their flavour is far more delicious, however, if you want your fruit for cooking picking it while it is firm is ok, as it will still ripen away from the tree.

More tree care tips

For further tips on growing your multi-grafted Fruit Salad Tree look at balancing your Fruit Salad Tree, planting your tree in a pot, planting your tree in the ground, training your Fruit Salad Tree and tree care.

Check out our comprehensive Pest + Disease Guide for clues on what might be hindering the growth of your Fruit Salad Tree.

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