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Lord Napier nectarine trees

Lord Napier

Lord Napier is an early and large nectarine, reasonably suitable for the sunnier parts of the UK. The skin has a very dark crimson cheek in full sun.

Whilst most English nectarines tend to be yellow-fleshed, Lord Napier is a white-fleshed variety. It is also a "freestone" - in other words the flesh does not cling to the stone.

Lord Napier is best grown on a south-facing wall if possible, or in a very sunny aspect.

Lord Napier 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 7L pot-grown tree Krymsk86 rootstock £38.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree St. Julien rootstock £24.45
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

How to grow

Insofar as any nectarine is suited to the UK climate, this is it. It is self-fertile so no pollination partner is required, and ripens in early August.

Like all nectarines and peaches Lord Napier is susceptible to peach-leaf curl. It is best to cover the tree in late winter and early spring with a horticultural fleece to keep rain splashes off it.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Lord Napier was developed by the famous Rivers nursery at Sawbridgeworth, UK, 1860. It is thought to a smooth-skinned seedling of a peach called Early Albert.

Lord Napier characteristics

Using

  • WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators

Growing

    Problems

    • Peach leaf curlSome susceptibility

    Climate

    • Summer average maximum temperaturesWarm (25-30C / 76-85F)Hot (>30C / 86F)

    Identification

    • AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit