4ft 'Tomcot' Patio Apricot Tree | SJA Semi Vigorous Rootstock | 4.5L Pot

Code: TR01224.5L
4ft 'Tomcot' Patio Apricot Tree | SJA Semi Vigorous Rootstock  | 4.5L Pot
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4ft 'Tomcot' Patio Apricot Tree | SJA Semi Vigorous Rootstock  | 4.5L Pot
Apricot Flavor Cot 4.5L Patio Tree
‘Tomcot’ is a slender, heavy cropping, self-fertile apricot variety. Producing a beautiful pink blossom in spring and red-flushed, orange fruit in late summer this tree will bring colour and vitality to your garden through the seasons. The tree will flourish if given plenty of sun, and kept in a sheltered position, especially if given protection from frost over the colder months.

Characteristics

  • Pot Size: 4.5L
  • Rootstock: St Julian A
  • Height on arrival: 0.8-1.3m
  • Harvesting Months: July/ August
  • Harvesting Period Period: Mid
  • Eventual Growth Height: 1.5-2.0m
  • Eventual Spread: 1.5-2.0m
  • Rate of Growth: Vigorous
  • Pollination Group: 2
  • Habit: Bushy
  • Uses: Eating Fresh, Jams, Dried
  • Planting Period: Jan-Dec
  • Self-Fertile: Yes
  • Hardiness: Fully Hardy
  • Prefered Position: Full Sun
  • Prefered soil type: Loam, Sand, Clay
  • Moisture Requirements: Well-Drained
  • Exposure: Sheltered

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    Patio Fruit Trees

    Think you don’t have room for a productive fruit tree? Think again. Thanks to the work of horticulturalists over the last few decades gone are the days when you had to have room for an orchard to get a decent crop.

    Growing fruit trees in containers on your patio is easier than you think, creating an area that’s productive, ornamental and great for relaxing. You have the benefit of spring blossom attracting pollinators, ripening fruit, autumn colour and winter structure.

    Self-fertilising varieties mean you only need one tree and dwarfing rootstocks mean they don’t take up lots of room.

    Our patio trees are sold ready pruned into a distinct dwarf form. This does make them more expensive, but they are extremely productive in a small space. Follow pruning instructions to keep up fruit production.

    Plant the tree in as big a pot as possible - a half barrel is ideal. If left in a small pot, the tree could drop flowers or fruit. Keep it well watered in dry weather and weed, mulch and feed to keep the plant in first-class condition. View our selection of planters perfect for trees here.

    Read our full patio fruit tree guide here.

    Caring and Maintenance

    Water young trees regularly until roots are well established. Trim annually from mid to late summer - we have written a guide on how to best prune a fruit tree to ensure healthy growth and bumper crops. Follow this link to read it.

    Apply some fertilizer in spring in order to promote healthy growth and a good crop. If you are really interested in getting the most out of your apple tree, we have put together some pointers on how to solve any problems and how to boost your crops to achieve the highest yield every year. Click here to view.

    Planting

    Planting a fruit tree is quick and simple. We’ve produced a handy guide to make sure you get all the basics right. Follow this link to read the guide which is accompanied with a how to video.

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