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Which peaches and nectarines should I plant?

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Sarah starts with ...
I'd like to plant 2 peaches and 2 nectarines one each yellow and white flesh and not sure of harvest times. Of course I'd like to span the season as long as possible (ie early and late harvest if poss) oh . . . and they need to be low chill. Can anyone please offer some advice on varieties I should be looking at?
Thanks
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Coffs Harbour
26th September 2010 4:19pm
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Julie says...
Sarah, just a thought. The later they fruit, the more likely you are to have fruit fly problems.
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26th September 2010 7:48pm
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Kath says...
Get hold of a Daley's catalogue-free-see link on left, find the chill factor for your area from the local ag dept & away you go. I did this last year & espaliered my trees & they are now loaded-can't believe how well they've done in less than 18 months. A little bit of research re chill factor & maturing times is well worth it-good luck.
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27th September 2010 1:08pm
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Itdepends says...
A multi graft......

Honestly- try some local orchards if you have any in your area that grow peaches/nectarines- find out what fruit you like the taste of that will grow in your area- and plant those.
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Sarah says...
Thanks Julie - Yes. . .I've just taken delivery of bundles of exclusion netting - hope it does the trick!
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Sarah says...
Kath - I'm actually planning to espalier mine as well - so it's good to hear you're already getting great results. I've actually been reading a book by Allen Gilbert and he recommends a fan, V or candelabra form for peaches and nectarines due to the fact that they flower on new growth - which I can't say I'm thrilled about - being a newby I thought the simple structure of multi tier or T would be easier to maintain in shape - anyway would be interested to know your thoughts!
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Sarah says...
Hi Itdepends - Thanks for tip. I can't say I know of any orchards that grow stone fruit locally (probably not a very good sign), but anyway I love my fruit and anything you manage to grow yourself always tastes better than the shop bought ones . . . so I'll just give it a go!
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