Le Grand California 1942


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The Le Grand nectarine trees is one of our absolute favorite stone fruits late in the summer. The Le Grand nectarine variety is a cherished heirloom nectarine that packs the flavor we used to recall; juicy, flavorful with a great balance of sugar and  acidity. The Le Grand nectarine was first recognized in 1942 by Californian Fred W. Anderson. The Le Grand variety seemingly disappeared as it fell out of favor for the more homogeneous taste, colors and texture of modern nectarines in our stores.  It's a cling variety, with russetted skin and lacks the desired full, dark red blush. The Le Grand nectarine tree is another stone fruit cherished and revered by author and peach farmer Mas Masumoto. Please refer below for information on the Le Grand nectarine fruit tree for sale. 

Growing Considerations for Le Grand California 1942

USDA Zones: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Heirloom: Yes

Uses: Fresh Eating, Canning / Preserves

Harvest Period: Late

Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile

Origin Date: 1900`s

Storage: A few weeks

Rootstock: Lovell

Years to Bear: 1-2 years

Recommended Spacing: 10-12 ft.

Mature Size: 12-16 ft.

Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.

Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.

Shape when Shipped: Feathered (prominent branching)

Size supplied when shipped:   Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2  to 3/4 inch;  *As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.

Basic idea for Pruning:  Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...                                                             
Shipping Note:  Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 21 May, 2013.