Saturday, 16 August 2014

First Signs of Spring

It looks like spring is on its way – there is some blossom starting to appear, caterpillars are appearing and the birds are chasing each other and whistling happily. I think they’re in lo-o-o-ve.

These photos are of my newly planted dwarf ‘Sunset’ nectarine which has just bloomed. It’s eventual height is around 1 – 1.5 metres according to the breeder’s website. This is just a baby.

The beauty of this variety is that it’s very low chill - the breeder says it can be grown in Sydney and Queensland, and it’s an early fruiting variety (November in warmer areas) which extends the availability of backyard fruit by months. Yum!

New growth is a burgundy-red colour which gradually changes to green.

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