A popular old cultivar. 'Goldmine' is still regarded by many as one of the highest flavoured nectarines. Nectarine 'goldmine' is one of the best garden varieties, and produces fruit of medium size with white flesh. As fruit ripens about late February - March they turn a bright orange-red over green background. The crop from this lovely tree can be abundant, sweet and plump' especially if well watered. The foliage is longish, slender, rather gracefull, and an attractive rich shade of green. The 'goldmine' is also self-fertile. Nectarines are deciduous during winter, while flowering attractive pink blooms along the upright branches closer to spring, and during this season is an excellant ornamental tree, perfect for the domestic or cottage garden. Can also be espaliered across a wall.The fruit of this above-average plant can be eaten fresh, dried, made into conserves and fruit salads to mention a few. Nectarines are a valuable food source as they are low in calories and packed with antioxidents, nutrients, minerals and vitamins. Nectarine 'goldmine' enjoys full sun, 6-8 hrs ideally, well-drained fertile soil. 'Goldmine' is also cold and frost tolerant and if you are planting during winter, if the soil is workable and no hard frost expected, it is fine to plant almost anytime. Manure enriched soil is welcome along with compost and mulch to retain moisture and deter weeds. Pruning is required to maintain the shape and health of your fruit trees. Nectarine goldmine will grow 3 - 5m tall.
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