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Thread: New Dwarf Nectarine tree Fantasia just arrived

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    nickdub is offline Early Fruiter
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    Default New Dwarf Nectarine tree Fantasia just arrived

    This Ebay purchase looked a bit forlorn this morning sitting in my postbox with a sprinkling of snow on the parcel, but having unpacked it, all looks OK. The leaves are just bursting and there is even one flower about half open, on a sturdy little tree - v pleased :-)

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    If it is going into a tub get some john Innes No3 compost around those roots, shaken well down but I wouldn't water it until the temps rise above 4-5deg, it should be okay kept moist by the compost until you get warmer weather, I got two of them last year and I was lucky as it wasn't so cold..good luck, the taste of homegrown peaches and nectarines is so much better than shop bought, and I am in Scotland..

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    I'll keep it in a tub for a few months at least - while I decide what to do with it - probably in the longer run I'll plant it out, may be in the poly-tunnel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUFFS View Post
    If it is going into a tub get some john Innes No3 compost around those roots, shaken well down but I wouldn't water it until the temps rise above 4-5deg, it should be okay kept moist by the compost until you get warmer weather, I got two of them last year and I was lucky as it wasn't so cold..good luck, the taste of homegrown peaches and nectarines is so much better than shop bought, and I am in Scotland..
    It nice you are happy with you purchase, buying online can be a lottery I just bought 8 trees off deacons.. never again.

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    That's a pity - Deacons used to be a really good place to get fruit trees - quite a few of mine came from there, albeit about 30 years ago.

    If I'm not being too nosy, what was the problem with the ones you got ?

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    So it's not just me with Deacons. I ordered 3 Ballerina trees. 1 was perfect, 1 was grafted at a 30 degree angle & one at a 45degree angle. Not the pillar specimens I was expecting. Plus, I ordered a maiden apple & pear tree to train & they sent me a 2/3 year old pear tree, as they pointed out, this was more expensive, however, is not what I ordered & I have no use for it.
    So far they have offered to refund the worst ballerina tree only

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    Quick update on the Nectarine which I kept in the poly-tunnel - its still in a large pot, didn't made much growth last year, but looks healthy and is showing about 20 flower buds at "pink bud" stage - soon time for me to do my bee impersonation :-)

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