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 'Montclare' 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: Montclare.
Estimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years.
Estimated time to best yields: 5 years.
Kitchen Garden, Greenhouse, Walls And Fences, Wildlife Gardens
1 Feathered Maiden Apricot Tree (T14246)
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.
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Pleasant surprise 2015-09-08
So far so good - I only purchased/planted the tree last year so wasn't expecting anything from it this year. However, after a growth spurt in spring, accompanied by mild weather, I've had a small crop of good sized, super sweet & juicy fruit.
T&M replied on 2015-08-10: Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.
flavour-cot in a pot' 2014-04-18
i planted mine, 2yrs ago, in a large pot near a sunny wall and its being maintaned in a bush shape on a short trunk. it currently, has about 10 fruitlets, but i expect to lose some of these at the june drop. its the first year of fruiting and this follows about 100 blossom that appeared around late feb/early march. prune as little as possible. once pruned new growth is at about 60 degrees to the pruned branch and for me, spoils the shape. if i could turn back the clock 2yrs, i would not have pruned it the first summer, when it was growing like crazy! don't prune in winter.
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Tree 15ft tall not 8ft 2012-03-01
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.
Huge yield 2011-09-04
Fantastic tree, year before last we had 150lb apricots from this tree and that was only the ones we picked we couldn't keep up and lots dropped and were damaged.Makes good jam,chutney and crumbles.Loaded with blossom this year which has all set due to masses of beesbeing attracted to the tree.The tree is free standing,pruned yearly and growing in a flower bed with no special treatment at all in Yorkshire
apricot flavourcot 2011-08-22
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