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Apricot Trees

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 Montclair 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. With the exception of Aprigold, Sibley's Patio Flavorcot and Sibley's Patio Tomcot, trees are supplied bare-rooted and will be 1.2-1.5m (4-5ft) high on despatch. Trees are available from late November to late April.

 

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).


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Apricot Tree 'Alfred'New Product
£26.50Apricot Tree 'Alfred'Originating from the USA, this popular garden variety grows well in the UK and is less prone to dieback than other varieties. The medium-sized fruits have a deep orange skin and juicy orange flesh. They are delicious eaten straight from the tree but can also be used to make wonderful jam.Buy Now
Apricot Tree 'Bergeron'New Product
£26.50Apricot Tree 'Bergeron'This classic French variety is famous for the French ‘Bergeron’ jam. The fruits are large and have an attractive orange-yellow skin with a red blush and sweet, aromatic flavour. They are lovely eaten fresh but are also perfect for using in “tarte aux abricots”. The tree is heavy cropping and accounts for 25% of apricots produced commercially in France. Beautiful pink blossom. Requires a sunny, sheltered site as the blossom is susceptible to frost damage.Buy Now
Apricot Tree 'Flavorcot'SAVE 10%
£37.95  £34.15
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Apricot Tree 'Flavorcot'This new variety represents a massive advancement in apricot breeding as it performs exceptionally well in our UK climate and can produce in excess of 750 fruits on a four year old free standing tree. The fruits are very large and juicy with a red blush and succulent, sweet orange flesh. Superb aromatic flavour.Buy Now
Apricot Tree 'Golden Glow'SAVE 10%
£26.50  £23.85
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Apricot Tree 'Golden Glow'This reliable apricot was found on the side of the Malvern Hills in Worcestershire. It is very hardy, cropping well as a free standing tree in UK conditions. The tree has good resistance to Bacterial Canker making it a good choice for wet regions. The medium sized fruits have an intense apricot flavour.Buy Now
Apricot Tree 'Tomcot'
£37.95Apricot Tree 'Tomcot'This new variety has similar characteristics to Flavorcot and is just as prolific, commencing to crop about two weeks earlier. It performs just as well in our UK climate, producing masses of blossom and very large orange fruits with a strong red blush and intense sweet apricot flavour.Buy Now
Sibley's Patio Apricot 'Flavorcot'
£39.95Sibley's Patio Apricot 'Flavorcot'This patio version of 'Flavorcot' 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. 'Flavorcot' represents a massive advancement in apricot breeding as it performs exceptionally well in our UK climate and can produce in excess of 750 fruits on a four year old free standing tree. The fruits are very large and juicy with a red blush and succulent, sweet orange flesh. Superb aromatic flavour. Can be kept restricted to a height of 1.2m (4ft).Buy Now
Sibley's Patio Apricot 'Tomcot'
£39.95Sibley's Patio Apricot 'Tomcot'This patio version of 'Tomcot' 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).Buy Now
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