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Prunus persica var. nectarina 'Fantasia' (Nectarine 'Fantasia')

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3 hours care
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6m
Max height
6m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Prunus persica var. nectarina 'Fantasia'

Other names

Nectarine 'Fantasia', Prunus persica var. nucipersica 'Fantasia'

Genus

Prunus Prunus

Variety or Cultivar

'Fantasia' _ 'Fantasia' is a compact, upright to spreading, slow-growing, deciduous tree with narrowly elliptic, finely-toothed, mid- to dark green leaves and bright pink flowers in spring followed by large, smooth, edible, red fruit with juicy, yellow flesh, ready for harvest in mid- to late summer.


Prunus persica var. nectarina 'Fantasia' is: Deciduous

Habit

Compact, Spreading, Upright

Flower

Bright-pink in Spring

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Yellow, Green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Brown scale , Bullfinches , Caterpillars , Fruit tree red spider mite , Leaf mining moths Aphids , Brown scale , Bullfinches , Caterpillars , Fruit tree red spider mite , Leaf mining moths

Peach leaf curl , Silver leaf Peach leaf curl , Silver leaf

General care

Pruning

Regular pruning required according to tree form. Prune in summer to avoid silver leaf. Can be fan-trained.

Propagation methods

Grafting


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Where to grow

Prunus persica var. nectarina 'Fantasia' (Nectarine 'Fantasia') will reach a height of 6m and a spread of 6m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flavouring food and drinks, Specimen tree, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Grown in moist, but well-drained, moderately fertile soil in a warm, sunny, sheltered site. Irrigate in dry periods. Suitable for containers. Self-fertile so does not require another plant for pollination. Needs winter protection.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Prunus persica var. nectarina 'Fantasia'

Other names

Nectarine 'Fantasia', Prunus persica var. nucipersica 'Fantasia'

Genus

Prunus Prunus

Variety or Cultivar

'Fantasia' _ 'Fantasia' is a compact, upright to spreading, slow-growing, deciduous tree with narrowly elliptic, finely-toothed, mid- to dark green leaves and bright pink flowers in spring followed by large, smooth, edible, red fruit with juicy, yellow flesh, ready for harvest in mid- to late summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Compact, Spreading, Upright


Colour

Flower

Bright-pink in Spring

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Yellow, Green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Brown scale , Bullfinches , Caterpillars , Fruit tree red spider mite , Leaf mining moths

Specific diseases

Peach leaf curl , Silver leaf

General care

Pruning

Regular pruning required according to tree form. Prune in summer to avoid silver leaf. Can be fan-trained.

Propagation methods

Grafting


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Prunus persica var. nectarina 'Fantasia' (Nectarine 'Fantasia') will reach a height of 6m and a spread of 6m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flavouring food and drinks, Specimen tree, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Grown in moist, but well-drained, moderately fertile soil in a warm, sunny, sheltered site. Irrigate in dry periods. Suitable for containers. Self-fertile so does not require another plant for pollination. Needs winter protection.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Prunus persica var. nectarina 'Fantasia' (Nectarine 'Fantasia')

Common pest name

Chlorotic leafroll of apricot; Chlorotic leafroll of nectarine; Chlorotic leafroll of peach; Decline of Japanese plum; Decline of peach; Dieback of apricot; European stone fruit yellows; European yellows of peach; Italian rosette of peach; Leptonecrosis of plum; MoliĀŠres disease of cherry; Vein clearing of peach; Vein enlargement of peach

Scientific pest name

Candidatus Phytoplasma prunorum

Type

Phytoplasma

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

EU regulation appears satisfactory for UK; willing to participate in future review of EU listing.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Prunus persica var. nectarina 'Fantasia' (Nectarine 'Fantasia')

Common pest name

grape ground pearl

Scientific pest name

Margarodes vitis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

Main pathway; Vitis spp. plants for planting; already prohibited. However; further consideration of other pathways is required.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Prunus persica var. nectarina 'Fantasia' (Nectarine 'Fantasia')

Common pest name

Peach red-necked longhorn; Plum and peach longhorn; red-necked longhorn

Scientific pest name

Aromia bungii

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

A pest mainly of Prunus previously intercepted in the UK on wooden packaging imported from China. There have been longstanding outbreaks of the pest in Italy; a source of significant trade in plants for instant landscapes; and also findings in Germany. The UK will press for early EU regulation and consider UK national measures if risk increases.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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