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5ft 'Aprisali' Aprium Tree | SJA Semi Vigorous Rootstock | 12L Pot | By Frank P Matthews™

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Aprium Aprisali 12L container St. Julien A Bush

Aprisali is a newly introduced variety that's suitable for both eating and cooking. Produces juicy, crimson fruits with a beautiful taste and aroma. This is a compact grower that's very hardy! Gardeners don't have to wait long to enjoy the fruits as they crop very early in July. Produced by breeding plums and apricots.

  • Arrives as: 12L Pot
  • Roostock: St. Julien A - Semi Vigorous
  • Approx Height on Arrival: 1.3-1.5m
  • Harvesting Month: July/ August
  • Harvesting Period: Mid
  • Eventual Height & Spread: 3m x 3m
  • Rate of Growth: 5-10 Years
  • Pollination Group:  3
  • Habit: Bushy
  • Uses: Eating Fresh
  • Planting Period: All Year
  • Self Fertile: Yes

Fruit trees are generally budded or grafted onto a rootstock by the nursery, this means the roots of the tree are a different plant to the trunk, branches and fruit. Effectively sticking two plants together, one that has good roots and one that has good fruit, ensures that you get what you pay for. Plants raised from seed will vary from the parent plants and there will be a wide variation in the size or shape of a tree and the quality and quantity of fruit it produces. Another result of budding and grafting a variety onto selected rootstocks is the ability to control the size of the tree to a certain degree. However, the size that a fruit tree ultimately grows to is dependent on a number of factors:

  • The fruit variety ( i.e. Apple Braeburn)
  • How it’s pruned
  • Soil type
  • Position
  • Its rootstock

Some varieties of tree are naturally more vigorous than others, so this will affect how much they grow each year. For instance a Bramley Apple seedling will naturally grow bigger than a Cox’s Orange Pippin Apple seedling. The correct pruning will also help to control the size of tree, as well as encouraging it to produce flower buds from which fruit develop.

Where you grow your fruit tree and the soil it is growing in also impacts on its ability to grow and thus eventual size. Most fruit trees need a good amount of sunshine to grow well and for the fruit to ripen with high sugar content. Trees growing in cold, open spots will grow slower than those that are protected and warm. The same is true for the soil, with trees growing in light sandy soils generally growing more slowly and not reaching such a large size as those in rich fertile soils which will be more vigorous and taller growing.

Fruit trees will only produce fruit if their flowers have been pollinated. This is usually done by flying insects such as honey bees, bumblebees, flies, wasps etc. This tree is self-pollinating; it produces compatible flowers that can pollinate each other. However, even self-fertile varieties tend to crop better when another cultivar is planted nearby for pollination. Although this is not necessary to produce fruit, it will offer improved crops. The two trees will have to be near each other for the pollination process to be successful. The general consensus is that the two trees should be within 18m (55ft) of each other. To make things a bit easier fruit trees are categorised into different pollination groups. Just remember that the fruit must be of the same species but of a different variety; only an apple tree can pollinate another apple tree. However, if you buy two of these 'Cox's Orange Pippins' they will not offer each other any of the additional benefits of cross pollination.

The pollination groups are numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6, according to flowering time. Best results will be obtained if one variety is planted near another apple tree of the same group. In the UK, because of our longer spring, you can also choose a partner from a group on either side (so an ideal pollination partner for group 3 would be one in group 2, 3 or 4).

Packaging

We have developed an eco friendly polypot that is currently in use across our 9 litre range. This polypot has less than 20% of the plastic used by a regular pot, and is importantly recyclable. Polypots also prevent root spiraling, encouraging a healthier root system.

All trees arrive in an extra thick cardboard box with a clamp to hold their pot in place. This prevents them from moving around on their journey.

Nursery staff will wrap the roots of our bare root trees and use compost to keep them moist during transportation. This extra protection prevents them from drying out, allowing for a flying start. We also use the same specialised box that our potted trees have to keep them nice and secure as they make their way to your home.
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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.

Apply some fertilizer in spring in order to promote healthy growth and a good crop.

  • Planting Distance: 2.4m - 3.6m with 4.5m between rows

Planting a fruit tree is quick and simple. We've produced a handy guide to make sure you get all the basics right.

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Why Choose Frank P Matthews?

Frank P Matthews is the UK’s the finest tree growers situated on fertile lands in the heart of the picturesque Teme Valley, Worcestershire. The team produce over ½ million trees a year with over 600 varieties to choose from. Here are a just few factors that make the quality of their trees unbeatable:

  • High grade out - they have a much higher grade out than most nurseries meaning that only the very best trees make it to our customers
  • Drip irrigation with added nutrients - means the trees get exactly the right amount of water and nutrients to grow strong and healthy whilst avoiding water wastage from unnecessary runoff
  • Formative pruning - the trees are pruned between 3-4 times before they reach the end of production leading to an excellent, well balanced shape that you won’t find elsewhere
  • Experience - family run since 1901, Frank P Matthews has as much experience as any grower
    & often lead the way with research & breeding programmes introducing many famous & award winning varieties
  • UK grown - every tree we sell is UK grown, this reduces any travel time, reduces the risk of disease spread and leaves you with an unbeatable quality of tree
Harvest Month July, August
Is Collection/Mix? No
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No
Self Fertile Yes
Spacing 4.5
Species Apricot Trees, Fruit Trees, Plum Trees
Time To Cropping 2 Years
Type Apricot, Plum
Uses Cooking, Dessert, Dual Purpose
Eventual Height 2m-4m
Eventual Spread 2m-4m
Pollination Group 3
Rootstock St. Julien A Semi-Vigorous Rootstock
Supplied As 12L Pot
Rootstock Semi Vigorous
Supplied As 9L-14L Pot
Type Fruit Trees
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