Lord Napier has pale yellow and crimson fruits that are juicy with good flavour. It has a 'freestone' so the flesh does not cling to the stone in the centre of the fruit. Ready to pick in early August, the blooms appears early in spring, making it prone to damage by frost in cooler areas. When grown outside in a cool climate, best planted against a south facing wall. Self fertile, so a pollination partner isn't required, deciduous, and can be grown in containers.
Root Stock: St. Julien A/Pixy
Buying Fruit Trees/Bushes from Jacksons Nurseries
Unlike many garden centres, supermarkets and some nurseries here at Jacksons Nurseries we sell the majority of our stock all year round. Our stock is for the most part grown outdoors making it far hardier than those grown under glass and/or only sold ‘In Season’.
Here at Jacksons Nurseries we would favour a hardy outdoor grown plant every time. They are far less likely to suffer from the shock of being planted in colder conditions and they will begin to establish more rapidly the following spring. This can mean that they don’t look like a ‘picture perfect’ plant when purchased out of season but with the correct care and a little time you’ll have a wonderful plant to enjoy for many years to come.