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Lord Napier nectarine trees

Lord Napier
Lord Napier is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
Lord Napier is the best white-fleshed nectarine for the UK climate.

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 St. Julien rootstock £51.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree St. Julien rootstock £36.75
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Pre-order now for delivery from September onwards for pot grown trees or December for bare-root trees and mixed orders.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

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.

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

Growing

  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators

Problems

  • Peach leaf curlSome susceptibility

Identification

  • AwardsRHS AGM (former)

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