Red Gold Nectarine trees are deciduous and very ornamental as well as productive. From late March onwards the freely produced, fragrant pink blossom light up the tree, after the fruits are harvested the leaves takes on attractive Autumn hues before they fall, older trees often have attractive bark.
Like most fruit trees, Nectarines will grow well in most soil types, but they must have good drainage – wet and waterlogged soils are resented and the tree will not survive. Beyond that this is an easy and willing prospect to grow, fruits may be expected easily within a couple of years from planting. In warmer parts of the country your Red Gold Nectarine can be successfully grown as a tree. In colder areas they are better grown as a fan or espalier shape against a warm wall, the sunnier the spot then the juicier the Nectarines and the more of the new growth will ripen which means more flowers and heavier yields.
Nectarine Trees are self-fertile so no other fruit trees are required for successful pollination. We sell them as sturdy bare root young trees available in season from November-March, the correct time for planting. Nectarine Trees are grafted onto a St Julien A rootstock to produce a mature tree of 3-5 metres high depending on growing conditions.
When planting we recommend using rootgrow to give your young Nectarine trees a great start, it pays to keep the immediate area around your young tree free of weeds and grass for the first couple of seasons, adding a mulch of bark chippings or similar will also conserve moisture during dry weather and result in better growth and earlier cropping.
We also stock many other fruiting trees such as Apples, Plums, Cherries, Pears, Figs, Quinces, Damsons and Mulberries, all chosen for their hardiness and reliability in UK gardens.