Queen Giant


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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
NOTE: We recommend that you obtain independent advice before you make any decisions in reliance on this chart... See our Maturity Disclaimer


icon-nectarine Queen Giant

A mid-season white fleshed nectarine.

  Origin: Zaiger Genetics, Modesto, California
  Parentage: Unknown
  Synonym/Breeder Ref#: Zaiblagro 
  Protection & Royalties:

NR No Royalties

Fruit

External

  Maturity:  January 6-12 based on Commercial Harvesting dates in Hastings
  Fruit Size:  Medium
  Fruit Shape:

Oblong 

  Skin Colour: 60% to 70% crimson over red blush on a pale cream background 

Internal

  Flesh Colour: White
  Flesh Texture:

Melting

  Flavour:

Good.  Acidic.  Not typical of 'old fashioned' white fleshed flavour

  Stone:

Freestone

Tree

  Cropping: Good
  Blossom: Pink; Non-showy
  Pollination: Self-fertile
  Vigour: Medium
  Tree Habit/Form: Open-spreading

Notes

 

A very productive, attractive white fleshed nectarine with good size and market acceptance.  
Acidic flavour that is not typical of the 'old fashioned' white fleshed nectarines such as Goldmine and Snowqueen 

 

Shapes of Nectarine Key

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