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"White Satin". This tree was only planted maybe 8mths ago. I removed the first lot of flowers like a good girl but left this lot to develop into fruit (removing flowers for the first two years was recommended). Not a problem - the fruit is developing beautifully.

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Comment by Lissa on November 6, 2014 at 6:30

The fruit fly have made their way under the net and have started egg laying in the fruit. I ate as many as I could yesterday as they're now all ripening at once and have brought a few inside for later consumption at my leisure. The stung fruit has been bagged.

I did have the pleasure of squashing a dozen or so FF on the net as they tried to escape.

Comment by Lissa on November 1, 2014 at 19:18

Aren't they pretty! And so good to eat.

Comment by Valerie on November 1, 2014 at 12:37
Wow so prolific. I love nectarines. I'll have to give this tree a go for sure.
Comment by Lissa on October 31, 2014 at 5:04

I've seen pictures of that done oddly enough.

Comment by CHERYL SLAPP on October 30, 2014 at 20:33

Hoping I will get some fruit on mine this year - the possums are giving all my fruit trees a hiding - wish I could just net my entire garden,

Comment by Lissa on October 30, 2014 at 18:16

Aha! Going to need a recipe for that one Stacey :)

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on October 30, 2014 at 13:24

Not heard of green Nectarine chutney! It would be tastier than green Tomato chutney ;-)

Comment by Florence on October 30, 2014 at 8:57

With my tropical peach, it used to produce bigger fruits when there's not many fruits on.  When there's lots of fruits on the tree, they tend to be a lot smaller... If I remember correctly, I've read that you leave two fruits in each "cluster".

Comment by Lissa on October 30, 2014 at 4:38

I'll no doubt do that in future then Jane. Having no idea what to expect the first time I like to let nature take it's course and watch. Gives me a base to work from in understanding the habits of the plant.

I had no idea what size these fruit were capable of reaching either. So you think it's possible for them to grow fruit the same size you find in the shops if culled?

Comment by Jane on October 29, 2014 at 18:18

Lissa I think that like my tropical peach you would have to cull at least 50% of the fruit so they grow to a decent size. I know that hurts but I've found it the only way. Too late for this year.

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