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Sibley's Patio Apricot 'Tomcot'

Sibley's Patio Apricot 'Tomcot'

Price:  £34.95 34.9500 In Stock New


code: PNA030

NEW! This patio version of 'Tomcot' has been developed by fruit authority Will Sibley, who has for many years been working on a range of fruit trees for the home gardener. It has been grafted onto a dwarfing selection of seedling peach ‘Montclair’ using special grafting techniques to keep the tree even more compact. ‘Tomcot‘ performs very well in our UK climate, producing masses of blossom and heavy crops of very large orange fruits with a strong red blush and intense sweet flavour. Can be kept restricted to a height of 1.2m (4ft).

 

Supplied as a one year old tree in a 4 litre pot. The tree is grafted at about 30cm (1ft) above soil level and has 2-3 shoots about 20cm (8in) long that will quickly develop into a bushy head.


Pollination: Self-fertile.


Season: mid July.


Plant size: 4 litre pot.


Available for delivery: all year.


Please note: Sibley's Patio Apricot 'Tomcot' is excluded from the 'Buy any 2 Pot Grown Fruit Trees SAVE £5' offer.


 

More Information

Home grown apricots are succulent and juicy and have a rich aromatic flavour that you do not experience from shop purchased fruits. Thanks to modern breeding there are now reliable varieties available, making them a very worthwhile crop to grow. They require similar growing conditions to peaches - a warm sheltered site in full sun. Our apricots are grown on Krymsk® 86 rootstock to create a compact tree that is proven to give a heavier crop of larger fruit. Apricots can be trained as a fan on a south or south-west facing wall or fence, 3.6m (12ft) wide and 2m (6ft 6in) high. They can also be grown as free standing bush trees 3.6m (12ft) in height and spread. To ensure rapid establishment, apricot trees are supplied bare-rooted and will be 1.2-1.5m (4-5ft) high on despatch. Trees are available from late November to early May.

 

Don't forget to include tree stakes and ties on your order.  All young fruit trees require staking and for better establishment we strongly advise using Rootgrow when planting (as recommended in RHS planting guidelines).

 

Delivery Information

 

Carriage & packing charges

 

Our standard delivery charge to mainland UK is £7.95. Some items (where stated) are p&p inclusive. If you are only ordering items that are p&p inclusive, the standard delivery charge does not apply.

 

Deliveries to the Scottish Islands and Highlands, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and addresses with the following postcode prefixes may incur surcharges:

 

AB31-38, AB40-56, HS, IV, KA27-28, KW, PA20-88, PH4-50, ZE, GY, JE, IM, BT

 

Please contact us for a quote to these destinations. We regret we are unable to deliver outside the British Isles.

 

 

Despatch Dates

 

We regret we are unable to give precise delivery dates as weather conditions can affect the despatch schedule. The following information should only be used as a guide on the understanding that we may not be able to keep to these dates precisely.

 

 

Fruit trees, soft fruit bushes & hedging (bare root)

 

Bare root fruit trees, soft fruit bushes and hedging will be despatched from late November until early May.  Orders placed before mid November will usually be despatched by mid December. Orders placed after mid November will usually be delivered within 28 days of the order being placed. Orders placed from mid April onwards will be despatched within 14 days.

 

 

Fruit trees & soft fruit bushes (pot grown)

 

Pot grown fruit trees are available May to September and will be despatched within 28 days.

 

Cell grown raspberries are available from late May to mid July and will be despatched within 28 days.

 

Blackberries, blueberries, cranberries, honeyberries, lingonberries, figs, goji berries and pot grown grapes, gooseberries and currants will be despatched within 28 days unless ordered with plants that are due to be despatched at a later date.  Under these circumstances, to avoid additional carriage charges, the entire order will be sent together when everything is available.

 

 

Strawberry plants

 

Fresh dug strawberry plants will be despatched from October to late November. Coldstored strawberry plants will be despatched from March to late June. Orders placed during these periods will usually be delivered within 28 days. Some varieties are only available as coldstored plants (see product description for availability).

 

 

Asparagus crowns

 

Asparagus crowns will be despatched from late March/early April to late May. Orders placed during this period will usually be despatched within 14 days.

 

 

Hardware

 

Hardware will be despatched within 28 days unless ordered with plants that are due to be despatched at a later date.

 

 

Biological Controls (Natural Predators)

 

Natural Predators are despatched at the appropriate time for application (see product description for detailed information). When "in season" they are despatched direct from our supplier in batches on a weekly basis -  we send orders to our supplier every Thursday and they despatch these orders Wednesday the following week by first class post.

 

 

 

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