Nectarines are yellow or white fleshed and have long been sought after for their delicious sweet fruit. Early records show nectarines were common in France and Europe by the 1500’s and there were several varieties recorded in England by the 1600’s.
“Nectarines are simply a smooth-skinned form of peach. Their name is said to be derived from the term ‘nectar of the gods’” - Wes
Nectarines and peaches can be prone to leaf curl so make sure you spray early, mid and late winter and always clear leaf fall in autumn. A tree infected with leaf curl needs to have its leaves stripped and removed to help prevent it from the following season.