Ask a Question forum: Is this a Peach or Nectarine tree?

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Reston, VA
Ashkan
Mar 31, 2017 9:55 PM CST
Hi all,

I grew this tree from a peach seed by myself in October 2014 and this year I had 30 blooms for the first time. All of them turned to fruitlets. But now when I look closely, I don't see any fuzz on their skin and I am not sure if the fuzz should exist on a peach fruitlet at this stage. Their length size is less than half an inch but some parts of them changed their color to red. I googled and found out that it is possible to have nectarine out of a peach seed.

Could you please take a look at them and identify if I will have nectarines or peaches?
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DaisyI
Mar 31, 2017 10:41 PM CST
Welcome!

The problem with growing almost anything from seed is that if its a hybrid (and most plants are), your little tree could be just about anything in the ancestry of the parent tree.

If you know what kind of peach you took the seed from, you can research the parentage and get a guess of what it might be.

Or, let the fruit ripen and see what you think. You may like whatever you grew.
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Jai_Ganesha
Mar 31, 2017 11:54 PM CST
Peaches and nectarines are the same species of plant. Not similar, not related, but the same species. Just different cultivars. So in this case given the hybrid nature of many fruit trees grown when from seed, the answer as to whether it's a peach or a nectarine has to be "yes."
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Reston, VA
Ashkan
Apr 1, 2017 4:39 PM CST
Thank you for your responses. Now I know that my tree could be a nectarine but does anybody know that the fruitlet of peaches have fuzz at this stage or the fuzz develop later on the peach?
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Apr 1, 2017 4:46 PM CST
Peaches are fuzzy from the beginning. Smiling
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