THE BARE ROOT SEASON IS NOW CLOSED FOR 2021 AND ALL BARE ROOT ORDERS WILL BE MOVED TO NOVEMBER 2021
Do I Need To Stake My Bare Root Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
Planting In The Corner Of A Garden
Air and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it unless the plant is very hardy.
1 Year Maiden Bare Root Trees
If you plant a 1 Year maiden tree and do not prune it at all, it will grow a little more upright and have more clear stem.
Bare Root Humboldt Nectarine Tree
The Humboldt Nectarine tree was raised from a Pineapple Nectarine seedling and has Orange juicy, flesh just like most of the youth of today in our night clubs. We can assure you that we do not fake tan any of our Humbolt Nectarine trees (we have to clarify as we do get asked!)
The Humboldt flowers freely giving your garden an extra visual aspect around Spring time and is considered a reliable cropper for a Nectarine tree.
If you are an ancient Roman looking for a Nectarine tree then figure out what a phone or computer is and ask us for a Prunus Persica 'Humboldt'. Other normal people just ask for a Humboldt Nectarine, we will know what you mean.
As with most Nectarine trees the Humboldt is self-fertile so there is no need to get another nectarine tree planted close by to use as a pollination partner. In simple terms, you could plant this tree in a maximum security psychiatric confinement room and it would still produce nectarines, provided the staff watered it and not inject it with sedatives.
Under the right conditions the Humboldt is considered a good to heavy cropper. Those conditions being plenty of sun and not too much rain like that summer of 2012.
Month of Picking: Late-August
Type of Nectarine: Eating
Fruit Tree Heights
Taller does not mean more value for money. A 1 year old fruit tree can easily be substantially higher than a 2 year old, this is because they are hard pruned at 1 year old to create the desired shape. Some trees have over 100cm of height removed. They can then have another pruning at 2 years old to increase fruit growing real estate. Most fruit trees will benefit from having a third to half of the seasons new growth cut back in the Autumn to prevent long whippy branches which break easily. Age and pruning completed determine real value.