Burchell Nursery Breeding Program Nectarine Varieties
Burnecttwenty (PP#17,018)Ripens approximately September 2
This freestone has a very good flavor. I has a deep, rich color and firmness. It is sometimes called Henry II. Requires 650 chill hours.
Popular Nectarine Varieties
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.
FairlaneRipens 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.
FantasiaRipens July 10–15
Freestone. A 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.
FirebriteRipens 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.
FlamekistRipens 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.
Flaming RedRipens August 17–20
Clingstone. Bud mutation of Flamekist ripens approximately one week after Flamekist. Flaming Red has higher red color and is firmer than its parent. The variety is currently receiving commercial acceptance.
FlavortopRipens June 28–July 3
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. Chill hours +750.
MayfireRipens 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.
MaygloRipens 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.
Ripening dates shown are approximate for Fresno and will vary with season and location.