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loopy



Joined: 20 Jan 2009
Posts: 109
Location: St Ives, Cambridgeshire
PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 10 11:33 am    Post subject: furry nectarines?  Reply with quote    

Autumn 2008 i bought a number of fruit trees from a large nursery near to me which they delivered. Part of this order was 2 nectarine trees. Summer 2009 they both had peach leaf curl, and tree A produced no fruit, and tree B produced 1 nectarine. This year, they both got peach leaf curl again despite being sprayed when they should have been sprayed. Tree B has produced no fruit. Tree A is covered in fruit, but they are furry, like peaches. I can't remember from last year whether our solitary nectarine was furry before it was smooth or whether perhaps they have sold us/delivered a peach tree by accident instead of 2 nectarine trees. Anyone an expert on what the developing fruits of a nectarine tree should look like?

Res



Joined: 07 Apr 2005
Posts: 1172
Location: Allotment Shed, Harlow
PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 10 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I am also a beginner when it come to nectrines as I only got mine a few weeks ago but the fruit on mine is all smooth. What variety have you got?

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
Posts: 24581
Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 10 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

A nectarine's only a bald peach...

loopy



Joined: 20 Jan 2009
Posts: 109
Location: St Ives, Cambridgeshire
PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 10 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

problem is, i don't like the feel of a peach skin when you eat it, i prefer nectarines! and personally i've always found nectarines taste sweeter/better than peaches.....and have a horrid feeling they delivered 1 peach and 1 nectarine and NOT 2 nectarines as requested/paid for.....was hoping someone might come on here and say that nectarines go smooth as they get bigger/ripen....but fearing not...

yummersetter



Joined: 26 Jan 2008
Posts: 3235
Location: Somerset
PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 10 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mislabelled fruit trees are a b****er aren't they?
I've grown a chinese (donut shaped) peach for five years only to get mediocre flavoured round peaches off it

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