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Fruitful Nectarine Tree

nectarine fruits on tree F is for Fruitful. These are pictures of the nectarine tree in front of my house. Do you recall my Pink Blossoms on Nectarine Tree post? You can view the gorgeous pink blossoms just starting in spring . I used the images of the Nectarine Blossoms for New Year {Tet} cards since the blossoms resembles the New Year tree in Viet-Nam so much. I find owning fruit trees very rewarding, but there is just a couple of pros and cons. While it is great to be able to sunk your teeth into the fruits from your own yards, you can never consume the fruits fast enough when they have ripen.


Sometimes you end up having to beg people to take them, because fruits can only stay fresh for so long. Even though it might seem like such a wonderful problem to have, it isn't, because sometimes you'll have to throw them out if you can't find anyone to give them to. I can hear you guys already, why don't I can it? Unless I have another refrigerator, I don't have any desire to start a massive chore, and the bosses of the house don't eat canned nectarines. Another nice thing about growing your own fruits is that there is no pesticide and you know exactly how it got there, but you do have to make sure that the tree is free of any disease.

In the pictures below, you can see a couple of the branches snapped, even after I took many of the baby nectarines off in the spring. The left behind fruits were still too heavy for the branches. Nevertheless, the breakage, my severe trimmings never seemed to bother it, or keeps it from doing so magnificently.

Nectarine Nutritional Information: Nectarines are Low-fat, Sodium-free, a good source of fiber, and a great source of vitamin C, Cholesterol-free.

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19 comments :

  1. How about sending some of those to me? lol

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  2. beautiful post. i love your thoughts on the pros and cons of owning a fruit tree...:) i couldn't agree more!!

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  3. This is quite lovely; thank you.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  4. Oh I would looooove one of those in my yard. I'd be a cobbler making fool!!! Following you back from FMBT. Hope you'll swing by again.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner
    www.mawhats4dinner.com

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  5. I wish I could be your neighbor to receive these wonderful nectarines! Love fruits of all kinds. Wonderful photos!

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  6. As a child I loved all the fruit trees around the orphanage. I'd eat until I about pop!

    I have thought it would be nice to have in my home too. I could find a few people to share with.

    Want another neighbor? :)

    Those blossoms in the other post are just gorgeous!

    P.s Do you get fruit flies?

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  7. Nectarines are a favorite of mine, send some over :D these are wonderful shots.

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  8. I have a very fruitful nectarine tree too but it turns into a battle of wills each year between me and the birds. They have been winning.
    What would be your suggestion to keep the birds away from the fruit while it ripens?

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  9. I love looking at the lovely photos but would prefer to be devouring one, or many more, of the luscious nectarines. Beautiful!

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  10. oh cool. i have not seen a nectarine tree yet. we don't have nectarines from where i came from. the first time i tasted it was when i was in Australia for my Bestfriend's Wedding. thanks for sharing.

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  11. Nectarines are a favorite of mine. I'd sure take some off of your hands and make a pie. YUM! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely photos with us.

    Happy Rednesday,
    Sally

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  12. @Anniewe have hummingbirds in our area, but they are not so bad...I think it is because we have the tree in front of our house, more traffic. We do have problems with the squirrels though in the back yard, but we just share...since we can't consume all the fruits ourselves. But you can check this article I found today, they suggested nets, but it didn't work for them either...see if you can find other options that would fit your style. Best, http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/967395/keeping_pesky_birds_away_from_fruit_trees/

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  13. The fruits look delicious! Once my parents settled down(Army)we had many peach trees...never really had the problem of too much fruit, those darn Georgia squirrels handled that issue for us!!
    Fondly,
    Ann
    @
    The Tattered Tassel

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  14. I'd love to have a few fruit trees, but understand the dilemma. I guess it's a good problem to have-too much fruit. Enjoy it-it looks yummy!

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  15. Your nectarines look so juicy and delicious. I bought some yesterday and they can't compare with those on your tree.

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  16. PS, the error messages you mentioned on my blog. I get them all the time on various blogs, I think it is more of a problem with blogger than the blogs themselves.

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  17. Thanks SS! I got your comment the other day and I have remedied the situation with the e-mail. Check out my most recent post as I gave you a shout out!!

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  18. Your trees look delicious. I bet they invite birds. It would create a problem if you can't get them put away or given away quick enough. What about seal a meal bags and freezing? I think you have to first blanch. I'm not sure, but could look it up.

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