(Semi-Dwarf) This selection is one of the old standbys for nectarines with good reason. If you are looking for dependable, productive trees that produce a steady, delicious crop of juicy, sweet fruit year in and year out, ‘Flavortop’ is the plant you need. Self-fruitful without the need for additional nectarine trees for pollination, ‘Flavortop’ bursts into bloom with pinkish-purple flowers in late April and early May quickly followed by small fruit. These fruit rapidly enlarge as spring stretches to summer so that by early to mid July, you are ready to harvest large, firm yet juicy nectarines with yellow flesh and cheery red skin. Be ready to start eating and canning because ‘Flavortop’ will keep you busy with all that sweet fruit that’s perfect for fresh eating, baking and preserves.