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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.

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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

    Using

      Problems

      • Peach leaf curlSome susceptibility

      Climate

        Identification

        • AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit