Redfree


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NewZealand-Haistings

Maturity based on Hastings

The Maturity Chart is a general guide for each variety of Nectarine. The dates are based on Commercial Harvesting dates in Hastings. If you are planting in a different district, please adjust these dates as below: 

  • Alexandra, Central Otago +21 days
  • Marlborough +3-4 days
  • Havelock +2 days
  • Twyford -7 days
  • BOP/Waikato +2-5 days
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icon-nectarine Redfree

A shiny bright red nectarine.  Crops well in most climates.

  Origin: Fred W. Anderson, Mercdr, California, 1973
  Parentage: Red Grand x Early Sun Grand
  Synonym/Breeder Ref#: Unknown
  Protection & Royalties:

NR No Royalties

Fruit

External

  Maturity: January 27 based on Commercial Harvesting dates in Hastings 
  Fruit Size: Large 
  Fruit Shape:

Rounded

  Skin Colour: Bright Red

Internal

  Flesh Colour: Yellow
  Flesh Texture:

Firm

  Flavour:

Excellent sugar and acid balance

  Stone:

Semi-clingstone

Tree

  Cropping: Medium-heavy 
  Blossom: Pink; Showy 
  Pollination: Self-fertile
  Vigour: Weak
  Tree Habit/Form: Hardy

Notes

 

Redfree is self thinning and quite split resistant with a medium thick skin.
Very reliable cropper with great flavour. 

 

Shapes of Nectarine Key

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Oblong
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Ovate
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Rounded
peach-nectarine-Slightly-Flat
Slightly
Flat
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Asymmetric
peach-nectarine-Symmetric
Symmetric
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Platycarpic
 
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