Known for their unique taste and hardy resistance to temperatures as low as -15 to -20 °C, nectarines come in a variety of sizes allowing those with limited yard space to have a tree or two. Nectarines are a unique fruit that contains beneficial vitamins and minerals that support the immune system. These fruit trees are susceptible to fungi that causes European brown rot which causes the nectarines to rot, and European earwigs that burrow into the fruit itself. Properly spraying and pruning will ensure that your nectarine trees yield a bountiful harvest for you for years to come.
These fruits are well known for their unique taste and being able to resist temperatures as low as -15 to -20 °C. Nectarine trees can come in a variety of sizes, which allows those with limited yard space to have a tree or two of their own. Nectarines are also a unique fruit that contains beneficial vitamins and minerals that help support your immune system.
The nectarine fruit tree is susceptible to fungi, pests, and blights. Two specific types of pests and mold in the Okanagan can target nectarine trees in particular: fungi and European brown rot. Fungi can infect the bark and cause a condition known as European brown rot, which causes damage to the bark and will rot the nectarines. European earwigs can infest the tree and burrow into the fruit, causing inedible nectarines and other serious damages to the tree.
Before either of these can occur, it’s important to have a nectarine tree properly sprayed and pruned annually. If you see signs of infestation or infection, get a professional team to help mitigate damage and save your nectarines. Doing both of these can ensure that there is a bountiful harvest free of major damage and a healthy, hardy tree for years ahead.