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Apricot 'Garden Aprigold'®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.

FROM £29.99

Orange-gold fruits in late July

Attractive spring blossom

Self fertile

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Description

This is a pretty variety with delicate, white blossom in spring and bright green foliage, tinted red at the leaf tips. Apricot ‘Garden Aprigold’® produces good crops of sweet, juicy fruits with a lovely orange-gold colour. The fruits can be harvested from late July. With a naturally compact habit, this self fertile variety is easy to grow and makes an attractive and productive feature plant. Ideal for growing in small gardens or as a patio plant.

  • Peach, Nectarine, and Apricot rootstocks:
  • 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.

Useful links:

How to grow fruit trees Fruit rootstock guide

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.


1 x 8.5 litre potted apricot plant (St. Julien Rootstock) (KA2165)
2 x 8.5 litre potted apricot plants (St. Julien Rootstock) (TKA2166)

How to Grow
Plant apricot, nectarine and peach 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 trees 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.
More Info

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 regularly during particularly dry periods.

Apricots, nectarines and peaches may be fan trained against a wall or grown as a bush. When pruning 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 these trees will require only occasional pruning to remove damaged, badly placed or diseased wood. This should be carried out during April. Heavy crops should be thinned when they reach walnut size to reduce stress upon the branches

Delivery

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