Innovative new patio fruit!
Specially developed for growing in containers
Fruit from a young age
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The innovative Fruit Me® series offers a range of self-fertile fruit and nut trees, grafted onto a brand new dwarf rootstock. These compact mini fruit trees are specially adapted for growing in patio containers over a long period, producing good crops from an early age. Perfect for balconies, terraces, conservatories and small gardens – in fact, anywhere that space is at a premium.
Fruit Me® ‘Necta Me’ uses the freestone variety ‘Sweet Lady’. This superb variety bears top qualty crops of juicy Nectarines for harvesting in August. The red-skinned fruits have firm, yellow flesh with a deliciously sweet flavour. The large, pink blossom in spring makes this an attractive container plant too. With a compact, branching habit, this neat little patio tree is ideal for a sunny, sheltered spot.
This variety is self-fertile and does not require a pollination partner.
Estimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years.
Estimated time to best yields: 4 years.
Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.
2 x 7cm potted nectarine trees (Rootpac-R Rootstock) (KB0605)
1 x 7cm potted nectarine tree (Rootpac-R Rootstock) (KB0559)
1 x 2 litre potted nectarine tree (KC1072)
Plant patio Nectarine trees in containers holding at least 30 litres of good quality compost such as John Innes No.3. Alternatively plant them in rich fertile, well drained soil in a sheltered, sunny position. A south facing position is preferable to provide the spring flowers with protection from damaging frosts. Plant fruit trees at their original soil level and water well.
Feed and water patio Nectarine trees regularly throughout the growing season. Fruit and nut trees do not suffer weed competition well so keep containers free of weeds. If growing nectarine trees in the ground, keep grass and weeds clear from within a 30cm radius of the base of the tree. To improve fruiting, move Nectarine trees in containers to a cool, bright, frost-free position in the autumn, keeping the compost just moist. Top-dress containers each spring with a slow-release fruit fertiliser. For patio trees grown in the ground, remove any suckers at ground level in spring, and apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of the tree. This will help to retain moisture throughout the summer. Nectarine blossom is particularly susceptible to frost and may require protecting with a layer of horticultural fleece if grown outside.
Like all members of the Prunus family, Nectarines should only be pruned in summer to avoid the risk of bacterial infection. Patio Nectarine trees will require only occasional pruning to remove damaged, badly placed or diseased wood.
Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.
Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.
Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £5.99.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.
Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.
Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.
For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.
Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3
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