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Nectarine (Prunus) Lord Napier
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Lord Napier


Description: Lord Napier is one of the earliest, largest and most popular of all the nectarine varieties for growing in the home garden. Produces regular and heavy crops of yellow fruits once established. It's skin has a very dark crimson cheek in full sun. Melting and juicy white flesh which has excellent flavour. The flesh separates well from the stone, freestone. The best one for growing outdoors and eating fresh.

History: Originated from Sawbridgeworth in 1860. Received an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.

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.

General attributes

Protect from frost Protect from frost
Award-winning Award-winning

Uses for this variety

Nectarine Bite Eating

Fruit attributes

Self-fertile Self-fertile
Picking month Early August Picking month Early August