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4-5ft 'Golden Glow' Apricot Tree | SJA Semi Vigorous Rootstock | Bare Root

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This hardy variety of Apricot Tree will grow well in the UK climate and produces masses of tasty apricots with a golden coloured skin and sweet flesh. Performs very well as a free standing tree but is also good trained onto walls as this helps to avoid spring frosts.

Q:Does Height Really Matter?

A: Not As Much As You Might Think...

One stand out specification that customers often use to judge the value of a tree is the height. So should height directly correlate with the price of a tree? No, not necessarily.

To an extent the height of a tree can give you a good indication of its maturity but you must not forget: To grow a productive, well shaped, healthy tree you must prune it back regularly, especially when young.

Our trees often grow up to 2m in the fields before we prune them back and package them ready to send out. This pruning encourages the tree to grow more, stronger branches and ensures there is a good balance between the root size and top growth. This ensures that your tree puts energy into establishing a healthy root base instead of supporting top growth, providing a better foundation for your tree in the future.

So, in summary: Don’t let the extra 10/20cm you may find elsewhere sway you. You are likely to be paying extra for the delivery costs and, if you want a healthy tree in the long run, you’re going to have to chop it off anyway!

 

  • Approx. Growth Height:4mtrs
  • Rootstock: Semi-dwarfing
  • Rate of Growth: Fast
  • Harvesting Period: August
  • Flower Colour: White/pink
  • Foliage Colour:Green
  • Flowering Period: April
  • Tolerance: Prefers sun
  • Uses:Dessert
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Exposure:Sheltered
  • Self-fertilising: Yes
  • Scented: Barely
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects
Fruit trees are often budded or grafted onto a rootstock by their nursery, which means their roots are of a different plant to that of their branches and fruit. As a consequence, you will have a variety with the best qualities of two plants (such as good roots and fruiting). An important result of a rootstock is the ability to control the size of the plant. However, this can still be impacted by a number of factors:

  • The fruit variety
  • Pruning
  • Soil type
  • Planting position
Some varieties are naturally more vigorous than others, so this will affect how much they grow each year. For example, 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 your plant, as well as encouraging it to produce flower buds from which fruit develop.

Your plant’s soil and planting location will also affect its resulting size. Most need a good amount of sunshine to grow well (and also for their fruit to ripen with a high sugar content). Trees growing in cold, open spots will grow slower than those that are protected and warm. The same is true for soil, with those growing in light sandy soils often growing more slowly, while those planted in rich, fertile soils being more vigorous.

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.

  • Arrives as: Bare root tree
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 130-150cm
  • Approx. Age on Arrival:Tree is approx. 1 year old with a 2 year old rootstock
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More Information
Colour Test Sand
Harvest Month July, August
Is Collection/Mix? No
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No
Self Fertile Yes
Spacing 4.5
Species Apricot Trees, Fruit Trees
Time To Cropping 2 Years
Type Apricot
Uses Cooking, Dessert, Dual Purpose
Colour Sand
Eventual Height 2m-4m
Eventual Spread 2m-4m
Foliage Colour Green
Material Clay
Annual Rate Of Growth Fast Growing
Rootstock St. Julien A Semi-Vigorous Rootstock
Supplied As Bare Root
Rootstock Semi Vigorous
Supplied As Bare Root
Type Fruit Trees

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