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The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Fruit by Kay Maguire

The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Fruit by Kay Maguire

Author:Kay Maguire
Language: eng
Format: epub
Publisher: White Lion Publishing
Published: 2019-07-15T00:00:00+00:00


Peach and nectarine

Prunus persica, P. persica var. nectarina

A soft, juicy peach – evocative of Mediterranean holidays and warm, sunny days – and its smoother-skinned ‘cousin’ the nectarine are surprisingly easy to grow, even in cool-temperate climates. They just need a warm, bright spot and sufficient time to ripen in the sun.

Family Rosaceae

Height and spread 2.5–4 × 2.5–4m/8–13 × 8–13ft

Hardiness Zone 4

Position Warm, sunny and sheltered

Harvest Midsummer–early autumn



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