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Garden Beauty nectarine trees

Prunus persica
  • Picking season: Mid
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Flesh colour: Golden / Yellow

Garden Beauty is a yellow-fleshed nectarine. The pink blossom is a particular feature.

It is a genetic dwarf variety, slow-growing and well-suited to growing in a pot - the height is likely to be less than 2m. This means you can make the best of the UK climate by growing the tree on a warm patio during the summer.

Although it is slow-growing, it is also quite precocious, so you may find you get some fruit in the first or second year after purchase.

Garden Beauty nectarine trees for sale

Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG12-year top-worked 8L-9L pot-grown tree Dwarf rootstock £40.50
    Very small tree (< 1.7m after 10 years)
    (45cm)
    Out of stock

How to grow

Garden Beauty is best grown in a pot on the patio, and in the UK should be protected from the elements from January to May, e.g. in a cold greenhouse or conservatory. The blossom will appear in early spring, and since pollinating insects may be scarce at this time of year you can assist the pollination by dabbing the flowers with a very soft brush. As the fruitlets develop, thin them to leave a clear gap between each one. This will ensure the remaining ones grow larger and develop a better flavour.

Keeping the tree under cover during spring is also a simple and very effective method for avoiding peach-leaf curl, the most widespread of diseases affecting peaches.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

Garden Beauty characteristics

Using

  • Picking monthAugust
  • CroppingLight
  • Picking seasonMid
  • Keeping (of fruit)1 week
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Flavour qualityGood
  • Food usesEating fresh

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • VigourNatural dwarf
  • PrecocityPrecocious
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • SunlightPrefers full sun
  • PruningDo not prune

Problems

    Climate

    • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesWarm climates
    • Cold-hardinessProtect from frost
    • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)Hot (>30C / 86F)
    • Frost resistance of blossomSusceptible

    Identification

    • Flower colourPink - dark
    • Flesh colourGolden / Yellow