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Apricot 'Flavourcot'®

Prunus armeniaca

Hardy Tree

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Specially bred for the cooler UK climate, to produce huge crops of large egg sized, delicious orange-red fruits with outstanding colour, texture and flavour. Being late flowering, Apricot 'Flavourcot'® is also frost resistant so you will always get a crop. This variety is ideal for cooking, as well as being sweet and juicy when eaten fresh from the tree in August.

Propagated onto 'Mont Clare' rootstock to create a small, manageable tree that is proven to give a bigger crop of apricots. Apricot 'Flavourcot'® is self-fertile and therefore does not require a pollination companion. Height and spread: Up to 2.5m (8') Rootstock: Mont Clare.


Estimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years.
Estimated time to best yields: 5 years.


Useful links:

How to grow fruit treesFruit rootstock guide

Ideal For:
kitchen garden, greenhouse, walls and fences, wildlife gardens
Flowering Period:
April
Position:
full sun
    • 1 feathered maiden tree

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    • Despatch: By end of November 2014
    • £32.99
Plant apricot trees in rich fertile, well drained soil in a sheltered, sunny position. A south facing position is preferable to provide the spring flowers with protection from damaging frosts. Prior to planting, incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost into the planting hole. If the tree is to be bush trained then drive a stake into the ground prior to planting. Staking after planting may result in damage to the root ball. For wall trained apricots attach support wires to the wall prior to planting. Plant fruit trees at their original soil level and firm them into the ground. Fasten the tree to the stake or support wires, and water well.

Fruit trees do not suffer weed competition well. Keep weeds and grass clear from within a 30cm radius of base of the tree. In spring, while the ground is moist, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost around the base of the tree, taking care not to mound it up against the stem. This will help to retain moisture throughout the summer. Feed and water apricot trees regularly during particularly dry periods.


Apricots may be fan trained against a wall or grown as a bush. When pruning apricot trees it is important to avoid winter pruning as this leaves them prone to silver leaf disease.


To bush train: In the first spring after planting, select 3 or 4 well spaced branches on a clear trunk of at least 75cm (29"), and shorten them by two thirds. Remove the central stem to just above the highest of the selected branches. Remove any laterals below the selected branches. In the following spring, select 3 or 4 sub laterals on each branch and shorten these by half to create a balanced, open framework. In future years apricots will require only occasional pruning to remove damaged, badly placed or diseased wood. This should be carried out during April. When fruits are walnut sized they should be thinned to one fruit every 5-7cm (2-3").

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


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Reviews
  1. Tree 15ft tall not 8ft

    By christine woolass 03-01-2012

    This tree is double the height stated about 15 ft tall.In 2011 the yeild was even higher than the 150lb we had in 2009,yeild so high we lost count,we gave pounds and pounds away.In 2010 only a dozen fruit.

  2. apricot flavourcot

    By michele clark 22-08-2011

    I would recommend this tree to eveyone who likes apricots. I have 3 of them in my garden and going to buy 2 more this year. I live in a village in lincolnshire open to the elements, with no problem with the tree

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