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Mesembrine Nectarine Tree

Flat Nectarines
  • £70 (VAT Free)

Mesembrine Nectarine trees have colourful pink blossom followed by tasty flat nectarines. The red-flushed fruits are ready to pick in August, containing juicy yellow flesh that is delicious eaten fresh. They have a well balanced taste, sweeter than other flat nectarine varieties.

A relatively new variety that was introduced around 2005. These Mesembrine Nectarine trees cope with a range of soil types that are well draining, preferring a sunny and sheltered location.

AKA Prunus persica

  • Use: Eating Nectarine
  • Cropping period:August
  • Flavour: Sweet with a good flavour
  • Flowers: Pink
  • Pollination group: Self Fertile
  • Height in 10 years*: St. Julien A 6-8m

*Indication of the un-pruned height of this variety of Nectarine tree in 10 years. Variations will occur due to planting position, pruning, geography etc.

Planting Advice for Mesembrine Nectarine Trees

Our pot grown Flat Nectarine trees can be planted at any time of the year, whereas bare root nectarine trees need to be planted November-March. Nectarine and peach trees should be spaced at approx. 3 metres between trees.

Prepare by removing all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole. Next, dig a square hole as deep as the root mass and 2 to 3 x as wide. To help fruit trees establish more effectively, apply root grow by sprinkling in the hole for pot grown trees (or prepare and apply the gel mixture for bare root trees).

Gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole. Using 50% of the original soil and 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently, taking care not to bank soil up around the collar of the tree. We recommend planting nectarine trees using a stake and tie kit and rabbit guard. For further information, watch our how to videos.

Watering & Aftercare

If you’re planting nectarine trees in spring, summer or dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. Keep an eye on young fruit tree and increase watering if there are periods of hot or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water a little. Once you see the fruit begin to swell, water again. We stock a range of irrigation kits to assist watering. Keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons.

Tip: To check if the soil requires further water, dig a finger down a few centimetres into the soil and if the soil feels even slightly moist, it does not need further watering. If it feels dry, water and repeat this test again.

Pruning Advice for Mesembrine Nectarine Trees

Unlike some of our fruit tree varieties, nectarine and peach trees should not be pruned whilst dormant. The best time to prune nectarine trees is after the coldest part of the winter has passed but before they start to flower. February is normally a safe time, depending on how severe the winter has been.

When pruning nectarine trees, aim to have 3-5 main branches forming an open, vase-shape. Both nectarine and peach trees fruit on 1 year old wood, so remove old shoots (grey in colour) as they will not produce fruit. Also remove damaged, dead or diseased branches. Ensure the centre of the tree is open, allowing air and sunlight to reach inside. The tree may look a little gappy, but will improve soon with the spring flowers. The branches that are one year old will be pinky red in colour and should be trimmed back to approximately 45cm in length.

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Delivery Times

Next Day Despatch
We will always try to get your plants to you as quickly as possible.  For many of our trees and plants, if you order today we will despatch your order within 24 hours.  We are constantly adding to our range of next day plants, and we do not add a surcharge for this service. Click here to see our next day delivery plants.

Standard Delivery
We have one of the widest range of trees in the UK, and for those plants which we cannot despatch next day we will normally despatch within 4 weeks. The despatch time for different products will be confirmed when products are added to your shopping basket

We will only want to deliver your orders when they are perfect for planting! Depending on the season and how well the plants are growing, we will give our best estimates of the despatch dates for pre-orders.  These dates may vary and by species and while we will always try to deliver within these timeframes if the expected despatch does change then we will notify you by email.

Special Orders
Orders containing pleached or mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) are delivered within 3 weeks. They require specialist delivery and are grouped geographically. Any customers ordering pleached or mature trees will be contacted and notified of their delivery date.

If your trees are required by a specific date, please let us know as soon as possible; while we can’t offer any guarantees we will always do our best to accommodate you. You can leave instructions in the notes field on the Delivery Page of the Checkout or send us an email at [email protected].

Please note that orders are shipped once all the trees in the order are ready.

Collections are by appointment only at our West Yorkshire-based nursery. If you would like to place an order for collection, please get in touch before placing your order. You will not be charged a delivery cost for a collection and any delivery cost that has been applied will be refunded.

The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. *Pot sizes may vary. Below are definitions of terms:

Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.

Single Stem tree: Classic tree with one trunk, pruned for a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted tree: A height next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Ideal for small spaces.

Feathered tree: Branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Multi Stem tree: Two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Clump: Several plants in one pot that give the appearance of a bushy multi stem tree.

Climber: Naturally climbing plant. Usually delivered running up a cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height.


Plant Specification Rootstock Root type age fruit Price Quantity Qty
Mesembrine Nectarine Tree Rootstock: St. Julien A (semi-vigorous) Root type: 12L pot* age fruit: 2 year old tree / 150-190cm Mesembrine Nectarine Tree Price £70 (VAT Free)
St. Julien A (semi-vigorous) 12L pot* 2 year old tree / 150-190cm £70 (VAT Free)
Total: £0 (VAT Free)