Humboldt Nectarine

Nectarine

Description: Humboldt is an exceptionally heavy cropping variety that produces a mass of large yellow orange fruits that are flushed dark crimson. The flesh is golden yellow and richly flavoured, best when eaten fresh from the tree. The tree produces flowers freely during the spring. Don't choose this variety for outdoors.

History: Originates from the famous Rivers of Sawbridgeworth in Hertfordshire in the late 19th century where it was raised from a seedling of Pineapple.

Nectarine Growing Tips: Tolerant to neutral, clay, loam and sandy soils but prefers well drained and moderately fertile. Best planted in a sunny location; on a sheltered wall or under glass or polythene to protect it from frost.

Attributes

  • Uses: Eating
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Picking month: August

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