nectarine 'Lord Napier'
nectarine ( syn. Prunus persica 'Lord Napier' )
- bare root | tree
- available to order from winter
- 7 litre pot | St Julien A root stock
- shipped within 3 weeks
- 9 litre pot | 1.2 - 1.5m tall
- In stock (shipped within 2-3 working days)
- Standard £5.95
- Position: full sun
- Soil: prefers well drained, moderately fertile soil
- Rate of growth: slow growing
- Flowering period: April to May
- Hardiness: half hardy (will need winter protection)
This nectarine will produce an early crop of red flushed fruits, which have a succulent and delicious white flesh, that comes away easily from the stone. Originated from Sawbridgeworth in 1860, it's hailed as 'the best for growing outdoors and eating fresh', and once established it provides a regular crop of large nectarines that are usually ready to harvest from early August.
- Garden care: It's best planted in a warm position - against a sheltered south-facing wall or under glass or polythene would be ideal. When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly. Prune in summer to reduce the risk of disease.