Fruit and Nut
|Peaches and Nectarines|
Peaches are grown outdoors as far north as southern Sweden (occasionally even in Norway). They require warm sunny walls where there is good shelter from prevailing winds and from early frosts, and will do best in the drier and sunnier east and southeast of Ireland. Peaches are not sufficiently hardy for open situations in Ireland. They may also be grown in conservatories or greenhouses (may require hand-pollination indoors).
Although most contemporary peach varieties are regarded as self-fertile and will produce fruit when planted as a single tree, yields are likely to be better when several trees are planted together. The trees should be planted in deep, well drained and fertile soil. The month refers to harvesting/eating period.The varieties offered here are among the most hardy and adaptable to cool, damp summers.
Bare-rooted maiden trees on St Julien A (semi-dwarfing) rootstock.
Available February 2017
Nectarines are similar to peaches but require warmer condions.
Pineapple. Old variety from Rivers of Sawbridgeworth. Pale-skinned with yellow flesh. Rich aromatic flavour with hint of pineapple. Ripens September. Self fertile. Viewed as a greenhouse tree but will fruit on a sunny wall in a sheltered garden provided some additional protection from rainfall and late frosts is given during winter and early spring. Mentioned in Robert Hogg's Fruit Manual (1884). Maidens on St Julien A rootstock. Available February 2017