5ft 'Robada' Apricot Tree | SJA Semi Vigorous Rootstock | 12L Pot | By Frank P Matthews™
Apricot Tree Robada 12L container St. Julien A Bush
Large and of high quality with an attractive red blush and orange flesh. Pleasant balanced flavour, aromatic, freestone. A reliable robust variety for the UK climate, originating in California.
- 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 Group3
- Habit: Bushy
- Uses: Eating Fresh
- Planting Period: All Year
- Self Fertile: 1
- The fruit variety
- 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.
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.
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:
|Harvest Month||July, August|
|Needs Ericaceous Compost?||No|
|Species||Apricot Trees, Fruit Trees|
|Time To Cropping||2 Years|
|Uses||Cooking, Dessert, Dual Purpose|
|Rootstock||St. Julien A Semi-Vigorous Rootstock|
|Supplied As||12L Pot|
|Supplied As||9L-14L Pot|
|Shop By Category||Fruit Trees|