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Other common names
nectarine 'Lord Napier'
Prunus persica 'Lord Napier'
Prunus can be deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs with showy flowers in spring, and often good autumn foliage colour. Some have edible fruit in autumn, and a few species have ornamental bark
Nectarine 'Lord Napier' has pale yellow and crimson fruits that are juicy and have a good flavour. Cropping is in early August
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in a moist but well-drained soil in full sun and in a sheltered position. Compact forms such as 'Necterella' can be grown in a container in a John Innes No 2 compost. Nectarines are self-fertile, so a pollination partner is not needed
Nectarines can be propagated by seed, but the resulting fruit is rarely as good a quality as the parent. They are usually propagated by grafting
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning Train fan-trained and Prune established fans. Alternatively, grow as a free-standing tree; pruning is the same as that for pruning acid cherries
Pests Aphids, glasshouse red spider mite and brown scale can be problematic, especially on wall-trained or glasshouse-grown nectarines
Protect nectarines from peach leaf curl which is the main problem. Silver leaf, brown rot and replant disease can also occur
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