I brought home this pathetic two foot tall defoliated nectarine when Andre was about two feet tall. He fell in love with the tree – said it was his “friend” so we planted it in the front yard. I fully expected it to live only a year so I told him it was an “annual”. Well, our annual friend is now 7 years old…6 feet tall and finally this year full of fruit! Needless to say he thinks it is a miracle. It may just be.