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Pineapple nectarine trees

  • Picking season: Early
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Flesh colour: Golden / Yellow

Pineapple is a late-season yellow-fleshed traditional English nectarine. It ripens in early - mid-August, roughly around the same time as Victoria plums.

It gets its name from its strong tropical flavour, which is somewhat reminscent of a pineapple. It is very sweet, but with the characteristic tang of a good peach or nectarine.

Pineapple 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 bush-trained 7L pot-grown tree St. Julien rootstock £41.00
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree St. Julien rootstock £31.25
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering

You can pre-order now for delivery from early September 2021 for pot grown trees (or late November / early December for bare-root). You do not need to pay at this stage - just add items to the basket and checkout as usual.

How to grow

For best results grow in a warm sheltered location in full sun.

Pineapple is susceptible to peach-leaf curl, so be sure to protect the tree from infection in late winter / early spring - covering the tree with a fleece is a good method

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Pineapple was raised at the Rivers Nursery in Hertfordshire in the second half of the 19th century. It was developed from another nectarine variety called Pitmaston Orange.

Pineapple characteristics

Growing

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

Using

  • Picking monthJuly
  • Picking seasonEarly
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
  • Food usesEating fresh

Problems

  • Peach leaf curlSome susceptibility

Climate

    Identification

    • Country of originUnited Kingdom
    • Period of origin1850 - 1899
    • Flesh colourGolden / Yellow
    • Fruit sizeAverage