Prunus 'Madame Blanchett' | Peach Tree
Originating from Holland, the fruits of MME Blanchette are not the largest of Nectarines, but are certainly one of the sweetest and juiciest. As the flower of this variety has good frost resistance, fruit set is rarely troubled by late frosts - making it perfect for more Northern gardeners. A prolific and heavy cropper.
- Approx. Growth Height: 3-4mtrs
- Rootstock: Semi-dwarfing
- Rate of Growth: Fast
- Harvesting Period: Mid August
- Flower Colour: Pink/white
- Foliage Colour: Green
- Flowering Period: April
- Tolerance: Full sun
- Uses: Dessert
- Hardiness: Fully hardy
- Self-fertilising: Self fertile
- Scented: Barely
- Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects
- The fruit variety
- Soil type
- Planting position
Some varieties are naturally more vigorous than others, so this will affect how much they grow each year. For example, a Bramley Apple seedling will naturally grow bigger than a Cox’s Orange Pippin Apple seedling. The correct pruning will also help to control the size of your plant, as well as encouraging it to produce flower buds from which fruit develop.
Your plant’s soil and planting location will also affect its resulting size. Most need a good amount of sunshine to grow well (and also for their fruit to ripen with a high sugar content). Trees growing in cold, open spots will grow slower than those that are protected and warm. The same is true for soil, with those growing in light sandy soils often growing more slowly, while those planted in rich, fertile soils being more vigorous.
We have developed an eco friendly polypot that is currently in use across our 9 litre range. This polypot has less than 20% of the plastic used by a regular pot, and is importantly recyclable. Polypots also prevent root spiraling, encouraging a healthier root system.
All trees arrive in an extra thick cardboard box with a clamp to hold their pot in place. This prevents them from moving around on their journey.
Nursery staff will wrap the roots of our bare root trees and use compost to keep them moist during transportation. This extra protection prevents them from drying out, allowing for a flying start. We also use the same specialised box that our potted trees have to keep them nice and secure as they make their way to your home.
- Arrives as: Bare root tree
- Approx. Height on Arrival: 130-150cm
- Approx. Age on Arrival:Tree is approx. 1 year old with a 2 year old rootstock
|Needs Ericaceous Compost?||No|