Growing Calendar for Nectarine Tree 'Lord Napier' 9L
Delivery: Early May to Late June
Nectarine Lord Napier is a very early nectarine and also very large, it is suited for the sunny parts of the UK. The skin of Lord Napier is a very dark crimson colour in full sun.
Whilst most English nectarine varieties tend to have yellow-flesh, Lord Napier has beautiful white flesh. It is also a ‘freestone’ type of nectarine, this means that the flesh does not cling to the stone so is very easy to remove the stone if you are using the variety for cooking.
The variety is best grown on or next to a south-facing wall if possible, or in a very sunny area of you garden/orchard.
Lord Napier trees are one of the earliest and also largest fruiting nectarines, they have been grown very successfully in the UK since the early 1860’s!
When in the full sun the nectarines skin has a wonderful, dark crimson colour. Inside the delicious juicy, white flesh has a melt-in-the-mouth texture. You can fully appreciate that is looks lovely and tastes even better than it looks!
Rootstock: Prunus Myrobalan
Flowering Group: Self-Fertile
Years until fruiting from planting: 2-4
Age of tree at despatch: 2
Height at full growth: 4m/13ft
Your tree is delivered as a potted specimen with approximate height of: 3.5ft - 5ft / 105cm - 140cm depending on the variety.
Our 9 litres trees are grown, protected and delivered in 'floppy pots' & polybags. The 'floppy pot' can easily be cut down the side with the tree then sliding out neatly into the prepared planting hole. The 'floppy pots' are also recyclable so you can help the environment once the tree has been planted.
In order to ensure a good pollination pick fruit trees from within the same or from adjacent flowering groups.
The vast majority of the trees we ship have been pruned and will appear trimmed.
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We despatch our fresh, nursery-grown live plants (including vegetables, trees and flowers) when they are at a stage of growth ready for you, the customer, to plant on at home.
The delivery period shown on your order confirmation indicates when you can expect to receive your order and we will endeavour to despatch your plants in this period within 7-14 days