Stanwick nectarine


A variety of nectarine, by some said to be ugly, but I think rather beautiful and certainly unusual, with its dark mottled skin. It was first raised at Stanwick Park in Yorkshire from stones given to Lord Prudhoe by Mr Parker, Queen Victoria's Vice-Consul at Aleppo and sown in March 1843. The buds formed the following autumn (US: fall) were inserted on a Bellegarde peach leading to fruit being produced for the first time in 1846. It was then placed in the hands of Messrs. Rivers, of Sawbridgeworth, for propagation.