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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 Mayfire

A very early nectarine.  Small sized.

  Origin: U. S. Department of Agriculture, Fresno, California, 1984
  Parentage: Armking OP
  Synonym/Breeder Ref#: P56-17
  Protection & Royalties:

NR No Royalties

Fruit

External

  Maturity: Redhaven minus 45 days
  Fruit Size: Small with thin skin.  Must be correctly thinned.  32 size 
  Fruit Shape:

Nectarine - Oblong

  Skin Colour: 70%-90% block red over yellow/orange 

Internal

  Flesh Colour: Pale yellow
  Flesh Texture:

Melting texture

  Flavour:

Slightly acidic, sweet and juicy

  Stone:

Size; Cling 

Tree

  Cropping: Heavy
  Blossom: Pink and showy or non-showy; Early (23rd August - Havelock North)
  Pollination: Self fertile
  Vigour: Vigorous 
  Tree Habit/Form: Upright; slightly spreading and weeping 

Notes

 

An attractive early nectarine which suffers from small size.  Blooms early.  Thinning must be early to gain size potential.

 

Shapes of Nectarine Key

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