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Tomcot Apricot Tree Fruit Trees
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Tomcot Apricot Tree Fruit Trees
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Tomcot Apricot Tree Fruit Trees

Tomcot Apricot Tree

Prunus armeniaca

SKU: FRU0188

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New, heavy cropping Apricot variety
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The Highlights

    • Part of the "Cot" series, Tomcot fruits well and in the right conditions will produce large crops of several hundred apricots when mature
    • Large, red-blushed yellow fruit with a sweet flavour
    • Slender tree, good for fan training
    • Ready to harvest in August
    • Apricots perform best in the warmer part of the UK They prefer warmer weather, and their early spring flowers are susceptible to frost. You can protect them somewhat by growing in a sheltered spot, perhaps up against a south facing wall. Even then, in cold springs few flowers may set and so there won't be a big crop. If your fruit seems not to be ripening, pick and ripen indoors on a sunny windowsillMORE
    • Self fertile Apricots don't require pollination by another tree to produce fruit, unlike many other fruit speciesMORE
    • Myrobalan Rootstock: Max size H3m x W2m Rootstocks restrict the size of a tree to make it more suited for an average gardenMORE
    • Patio trained: Very compact max size H1.5m x W1m, perfect for pots Patio trees are pruned and trained to be suitable for growing in pots, on patios. This means they will be fine with their growth being restricted and produce a productive little treeMORE
    • Our potted trees are supplied in EcoPots™. Eco pots use 70% less plastic and are fully recyclable, unlike normal single use pots. They flex and so produce less root spiralling and travel better in the post.MORE
    • Our trees are usually between 18 and 36 months old at the time of dispatch.
    • Our trees are professionally pruned before dispatching. This formative pruning can involve cutting the main leader, if the expert tree growers decide this will produce a better shaped tree. This can stop the tree becoming "leggy", and promote stronger, bushier growth.MORE

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Care Guide

Good Pest and Disease Resistance

Shows some resistance to the main pests and diseases for Apricots. You may see some damage from aphids and caterpillars, which can both be washed away with soapy water. Birds will eat the apricots if given the chance so take steps to prevent this like using a fruit net or bird scarers. Reduce the risk of bacterial canker by pruning to improve airflow and remove rotting organic matter nearby.MORE

Water in well when planting - read on for ongoing care

Water in thoroughly when planting. For bare root trees, you won't need to water regularly going forward, only water in dry spells when needed. You should be able tell because the leaves will start to wilt and droop. If a container grown tree, it will need more watering until its roots are established. It should be watered every other day or so for the first few months. Then reduce to twice a week until autumn. In the second year it should have a established enough root system to support itself, just water when required as explained above for bare roots. When watering a tree it is important to give a good soaking. It is better to water heavy and less frequently than little and often as this encourages the roots to grow down into the ground.MORE

Full sun, with shelter

Full sun means receiving direct sun for more than 6 hours each day during the spring/summer. Also will fruit better if in a sheltered position, like on a patio or up against a south facing wall. This will protect from cold and wind which can damage flowers and prevent them from setting into fruitMORE

Prefers well drained, loamy soils

Will tolerate less than perfect conditions but may not fruit too well. Will struggle in poorly draining soil.MORE

No need to feed

Don't worry, this isn't a hungry plant so your food bills won't be going up!MORE

Some structural pruning required

Some pruning should be done each winter to ensure that your Apricot tree maintains a productive shape. This can improve yields and prevent disease. Read more detail in our knowledge articles below.MORE

Know Your Plant

Supplied as:

Bare Root
Our bare root trees are lifted fresh from the field, wrapped in a moisture retentive covering and packed straight away. You can be sure they will be fresh when they arrive. In winter, you can store for several weeks if kept in a cool, dark spot. Later in spring, when the temperature rises, you will want to plant within a few days of arrival.
9L Eco Pots
This tree is supplied in a 9L Eco Pot, which is approx W15 x H30cm. Eco Pots use 70% less plastic then traditional pots and can be recycled easily. A 9L pot allows ample space for good root development and can support a good size tree.
4.5L Pot
This tree is supplied in a 4.5L Pot, which is approx W10 x H20cm. A 4.5L pot allows ample space for good root development but are good for restricting. the growth of the tree into something more minature.

Height on arrival:

Eventual height:

4.5m
4.5m
1.5m

Eventual spread:

4m

Tasting notes:

Sweet, fruity flavour

Time to first crop:

2 Years
You may see your first Apricots after 2 years but you should not expect to see substantial crops for another 2-3 years after that
2 Years
You may see your first Apricots after 2 years but you should not expect to see substantial crops for another 2-3 years after that
2 Years
You may see your first Apricots after 2 years but you should not expect to see substantial crops for another 2-3 years after that

Hardiness:

Somewhat Hardy
Fairs better in the south of the UK and in warmer areas. Best grown in a sheltered spot, preferably south facing. If you can protect its early blossom from frost, then you will ensure a better crop.

Pollination group:

NA

Uses:

Eating, Making Jams

Rootstock:

Myrobalan
Apricot varieties are usually grown by grafting them to rootstocks. This has benefits for pest resistance, genetics and the efficiency of propagation. Importantly, it also limits the height of a tree to a more manageable, specific height. Myrobalan Apricot trees tend to reach 4.5m tall, perfect for smaller spaces or those afraid of stepladders. They can also be trained to a smaller size by pruning or restricting the roots, by keeping in a smaller pot
Myrobalan
Apricot varieties are usually grown by grafting them to rootstocks. This has benefits for pest resistance, genetics and the efficiency of propagation. Importantly, it also limits the height of a tree to a more manageable, specific height. Myrobalan Apricot trees tend to reach 4.5m tall, perfect for smaller spaces or those afraid of stepladders. They can also be trained to a smaller size by pruning or restricting the roots, by keeping in a smaller pot
Dwarf
Apricot varieties are usually grown by grafting them to rootstocks. This has benefits for pest resistance, genetics and the efficiency of propagation. Importantly, it also limits the height of a tree to a more manageable, specific height. Dwarf Apricot trees tend to only reach 1.5m tall, perfect for smaller spaces or those afraid of stepladders. They can also be trained to a smaller size by pruning or restricting the roots, by keeping in a smaller pot

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