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

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Apricot Tree Kioto ® 12L container St. Julien A Bush

Bright orange, round fruit with an attractive blush. Juicy and sweet. Slightly more compact than a standard Apricot Tree 

  • Arrives as: 12L Pot
  • Roostock: St. Julien A - Semi Vigorous
  • Approx Height on Arrival: 1.3-1.5m
  • Harvesting Month: Jul
  • Harvesting Period: Late
  • Eventual Height & Spread: 3-4m x 3-4m
  • Rate of Growth: 5-10 Years
  • Pollination Group: 0
  • Habit: Bushy
  • Uses: Eating Fresh, Jams
  • Planting Period: All Year
  • Self Fertile: 1
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.
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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
Time To Cropping 2 Years
Type Apricot
Uses Cooking, Dessert, Dual Purpose
Eventual Height 2m-4m
Eventual Spread 2m-4m
Rootstock St. Julien A Semi-Vigorous Rootstock
Supplied As 12L Pot
Rootstock Semi Vigorous
Supplied As 9L-14L Pot
Type Fruit Trees
Shop By Category Fruit Trees

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