Apricot Panamint #5

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Botanical Name: Prunus Persica Var. Nucipersica 'Panamint'

Cultivar: Panamint

A versatile variety, featuring rich red fruits with sweetly flavored, juicy golden-yellow flesh, freestone, stunning hot pink flowers in spring on a low, spreading habit, susceptible to late spring freezes and disease, needs full sun and well-drained soil

Plant Categories: Tree, Fruit Tree, Edible, Fruit & Nut Tree, Flowering Tree, Ornamental Tree, Shade Tree, Deciduous Tree


Water Requirements
Average, Moist


Sunlight Requirements
Full Sun


Plant Height
15 Feet


Plant Width/Spread
15 Feet

Advantages:

Has Edible Parts

Flowering Plant

Suitable For Growing Under Power Lines

In stock

Description

Growth & Care

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone6b
Growth RateAverage
Recommended Pruning MethodLate Winter Pruning
Fruit Tree Pollinator RequirementBetter With Pollinator

Foliage

Foliage TypeDeciduous
Fall ColorYellow
Plant FormRound

Flowers

Flower PeriodWinter, Spring
Flower ColorPink
Flower Fades ToShell Pink
Flower FragranceHigh

Additional Categories

Additional CategoryPeach
Landscape ApplicationAccent, Shade, Orchard

Details

Planting & Growing

Panamint Nectarine will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more. While it is considered to be somewhat self-pollinating, it tends to set heavier quantities of fruit with a different variety of the same species growing nearby.

This tree is quite ornamental as well as edible, and is as much at home in a landscape or flower garden as it is in a designated edibles garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Features & Attributes

Panamint Nectarine is bathed in stunning clusters of fragrant hot pink flowers along the branches from late winter to early spring that fade to shell pink over time, which emerge from distinctive rose flower buds before the leaves. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The narrow leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruits are showy crimson drupes with hints of gold, which are carried in abundance in mid summer. The fruit can be messy if allowed to drop on the lawn or walkways, and may require occasional clean-up.

This is a deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition. This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration:

Messy, Insects, Disease

Aside from its primary use as an edible, Panamint Nectarine is sutiable for the following landscape applications:

Accent, Shade, Orchard/Edible Landscaping

Edible Qualities

Panamint Nectarine is a small tree that is commonly grown for its edible qualities, although it does have ornamental merits as well. It produces crimson round fruit (technically 'drupes') with hints of gold and gold flesh which are usually ready for picking in mid summer. Note that the fruits have hard inedible pits inside which must be removed before eating or processing. The fruits have a sweet taste and a juicy texture.

The fruit are most often used in the following ways:

Fresh Eating, Cooking, Baking, Preserves, Canning