Pineapple nectarine trees

  • Pick: Late-season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Self-fertile
  • Uses: Eat fresh 

Pineapple is a late-season yellow-fleshed traditional English nectarine. It ripens in early - mid-August, roughly around the same time as Victoria plums.

It gets its name from its strong tropical flavour, which is somewhat reminscent of a pineapple. It is very sweet, but with the characteristic tang of a good peach or nectarine.

Pineapple nectarine trees for sale

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Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Pot-grown fruit trees

Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) 1-year - 7l pot - St.Julien rootstock £30.45 Sold outalert me

Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

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Summary features of Pineapple

Growing

Uses

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1850 - 1899
  • Fruit colour: Orange / Red

Climate

  • Frost resistance: Susceptible?
  • Warm climates?
  • Temperate climates
  • Planting position: Full sun essential

Pollination guide for Pineapple

Pineapple is in flowering group 3. Pineapple is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, although fruiting may be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby. Since it flowers in the middle of the blossom season it can be pollinated by most other nectarine trees.

Important: advice about pollination

How to grow Pineapple nectarine trees

For best results grow in a warm sheltered location in full sun.

Pineapple is susceptible to peach-leaf curl, so be sure to protect the tree from infection in late winter / early spring - covering the tree with a fleece is a good method

Historical details

Pineapple was raised at the Rivers Nursery in Hertfordshire in the second half of the 19th century. It was developed from another nectarine variety called Pitmaston Orange.

Botanical name

Prunus persica 'Pineapple'


UK-grown trees All our trees are grown in the UK.