How to care for Nectarine Trees
First it’s important to know that nectarines are considered to be very similar to peaches. They are typically smaller, and tend to have a soft skin. Nectarine trees require greater amounts of watering throughout the summer and spring. As with every type of tree there will be a certain level of routine activity and scheduling due to reach success. Throughout the spring there are a few fungicides that can help to keep brown rot from occurring. Without the presence of rain these fungicides should only need to be applied several times. However, rain will require the re-application of these fungicides.
Nectarine trees will also benefit from nitrogen based fertilizers such as urea, or chemical fertilizers. It’s important to note as well that younger trees don’t need the full dosage like older ones. As your nectarine harvest reaches its halfway point in growth you will begin to notice smaller less developed nectarines. These grow on the same limbs as healthy fruits however, they are often scattered near the full ones. These undeveloped nectarines need to be removed as they will weigh down branches. This leads to breaking of limbs, and dying of branches. For the highest quality harvest of nectarines these undeveloped fruits must be removed.