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Pineapple nectarine trees

Pineapple is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
Despite the name, Pineapple is actually a yellow-fleshed nectarine, ripening in early September.

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.

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Bare-root

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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.

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
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators

Using

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

Problems

  • Peach leaf curlSome susceptibility

Identification

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