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Mesembrine® nectarine trees

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

Mesembrine is a flat peach, with yellow flesh, which ripens in August - towards the end of the peach / nectarine season.  It has a balanced sweet-sharp flavour.

The deep pink blossom is also attractive in spring.

Mesembrine 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.

  • PG11-year bush-trained 7L pot-grown tree St. Julien rootstock £38.50
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Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree St. Julien rootstock £24.45
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How to grow

As with all peaches and nectarines it helps if you can protect the tree from rain splashes over the winter, to avoid peach-leaf curl.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Mesembrine was developed at the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) in France and introduced around 2005.

Mesembrine characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillExperienced
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesWarm climates

Using

  • Picking monthAugust
  • Picking seasonMid
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
  • Food usesEating fresh
  • Cling-stoneClingstone

Problems

    Climate

      Identification

      • Country of originFrance
      • Period of origin2000
      • Flesh colourGolden / Yellow
      • Fruit colourOrange / Red
      • Fruit sizeSmall