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Apricot 'Aprigold'® (patio)Prunus armeniaca

Hardy Tree

What is Hardy Tree?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches. Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

£29.99

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Ideal for gardens with limited space!

Dwarf tree produces full-sized fruits

Harvest each year from late July

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Height Up to 100cm (39.4in)
Spread Up to 100cm (39.4in)

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Description

With red tinged growing tips and pale pink spring blossom, this naturally dwarf Apricot tree makes a pretty container plant. Good yields of deliciously sweet, full sized fruits can be harvested each year from late July. Apricot 'Aprigold'® makes a superb patio fruit tree - the perfect feature for smaller gardens.

Propagated onto 'Peach Seedling' rootstock to create a small, manageable tree. Apricot 'Aprigold'® is self-fertile and therefore does not require a pollination companion.

  • Peach, Nectarine, and Apricot rootstocks:
  • Peach Seedling - dwarf reaching a mature height of up to 2.5m (8')
  • Mont Clare - Semi dwarf reaching a mature height of up to 3m (10')
  • Torrinel - Semi dwarf reaching a mature height of 3m (10')
  • Krymsk 86 - Semi vigorous reaching a mature height of up to 4m (13')
  • St. Julien - Semi vigorous reaching a mature height of up to 4.5m (14')

This variety is self-fertile and does not require a pollination partner.

Estimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years.
Estimated time to best yields: 4 years.


Please note: Patio trees are derived from clonal selections for dwarfism which ensures a particularly compact growth habit of around 1m (39") in height.

Useful links:

How to grow fruit trees Fruit rootstock guide


1 patio apricot bare root tree (Peach Seedling Rootstock) (14146)

How to Grow

Feed and water containerised plants regularly. When pruning apricot trees it is important to avoid winter pruning as this leaves them prone to silver leaf disease.

Patio apricot trees 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 per cluster, at a spacing of 22cm (9") apart.

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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").

Delivery

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 or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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