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  1. Popular Nectarine Varieties

  2. Diamond Ray

    Ripens July 1–10
    Clingstone. Mid-season nectarine with very round full shape. Full red color, attractive glossy finish. Excellent size and firmness. Exceptional fruit quality.
  3. Fairlane

    Ripens July 10–15
    Clingstone. USDA release. This variety has high productivity and large fruit. Fruit is firm, somewhat elongated and of good quality. Fruit has a yellow background color with some red blush over the shoulders.
  4. Fantasia

    Ripens July 10–15
    Freestone. USDA release. The #1 volume nectarine, generally exceeding 2 million boxes shipped from California. Tree is vigorous and has great production. Fruit has good quality but firmness can be less than ideal. Fruit is somewhat elongated. Variety is being replaced by firmer fruit with more color. Chill hours +750.
  5. Firebrite

    Ripens June 15–20
    Freestone. USDA release. Fruit has good quality and tree is vigorous. Fruit can have nice appearance and average firmness but variety is subject to split pits. Chill hours +850.
  6. Flamekist

    Ripens August 10–15
    Clingstone. USDA release. Tree is productive, requiring minimal pruning and thinning. Fruit can be large even to a fault. Quality and firmness are good, color is dependent upon cultural practices and soil type.
  7. Flaming Red

    Ripens August 17–20
    Clingstone. Bud mutation of Flamekist ripening approximately one week after Flamekist. Flaming Red has higher red color and is firmer than its parent. The variety is currently receiving commercial acceptance.
    Patented Variety—minimum 100 trees. Contact your Burchell Team Member for royalty pricing.
  8. Flavortop

    Ripens June 28–July 3
    Freestone. USDA release. Excellent quality. Size and crop are good, firmness is fair. Makes a good dried fruit. Crops heavier than Summergrand, but not nearly as firm. Self-fertile. Chill hours +750.
  9. Mayfire

    Ripens May 10–15
    Freestone. USDA release has high color and eating quality. Fruit is firm but somewhat small and elongated. Heavy thinning and pruning required. Tree is very vigorous. Chill hours +550.
  10. Mayglo

    Ripens May 20–25
    Clingstone. Floyd Zaiger release that has a lower chilling requirement. Bright finish and good quality. Fruit size is adequate for season with some split pits. Tree is quite vigorous. Chill hours +150.
  11. Red Diamond

    Ripens June 20–27
    Freestone. A standard of the industry. Very good red color, very productive and has very good size with multiple picks. One of the firmest nectarines grown. Can be sensitive to brown rot.
  12. Red Jim

    Ripens August 8–15
    Clingstone. Large and uniform size, round fruit, yellow flesh, with almost solid red blush. Keeps well and is particularly suited for shipping.
  13. Rose

    Ripens June 25–July 1
    Freestone. Small to medium-size fruit. Fair color, breaks down easily, excellent flavor. Tree moderately vigorous. Good backyard variety. White flesh.
  14. Royal Giant

    Ripens July 25–30
    Clingstone. Floyd Zaiger release. Variety has good quality and very high production potential. A clingstone fruit with marginal firmness. Tree is of moderate vigor. Variety has generated a significant volume in its season.
  15. Sparkling June

    Norman Bradford release that has shown excellent size, shape, color and firmness. Fruit has good flavor. Tree has moderate to poor vigor. Fruit set is adequate. Chill requirement +800 hours.
  16. Sparkling May

    Ripens May 25–June 1
    Freestone. Norman Bradford selection has high color and finish. Ripening 5 days ahead of Maygrand. Fruit is firm, round and large for the season. It has a very good high color and a smooth finish. Chill requirement approximately +700 hours.

* Royalty item

Ripening dates shown are approximate for Fresno and will vary with season and location.

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