Nectarine Trees
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nectarine tree

Zone perth wa 6064 | megs1@westnet.com.au added on March 8, 2016 | Answered

I have a miniature nectarine tree in a pot that I got from a nursery. It had fruit on when I got it; however, after it lost its leaves I didn't see it flower and now it's all leaves and no fruit. What could have gone wrong? I have apple/orange and lemon trees 9-inch pots and they bear fruit every year. I live in Perth, WA. Thanks KEN

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on March 9, 2016

A miniature Nectarine is grafted unto the stock of another fruit tree.
They need a full sun location with a well draining potting mix.
They prefer a slightly acidic soil with the ph between 6.0 and 6.8.
Most stone fruit need a chilling period to produce fruit, Nectarines generally need about 500 chilling hours.

In a pot you will need to pay special attention to watering. The soil should be moist but not soggy.
Use a fertilizer that is for fruit production.
The Phosphorous number should be the higher. That's the middle number in the N-P-K. Apply at half strength during the growing season.
To high of nitrogen will cause lots of leaves and no fruit.

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