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Apricot Tree Compacta™ - 12L Pot By Frank P Matthews™

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Apricot Tree Compacta™ - 12L Pot

A naturally dwarf Apricot perfect for patio growing or limited spaces. Maximum height of 2m. Large crops of juicy, tasty, orange fruit. Freestone and frost hardy.

  • Pot Size: 12L
  • Rootstock: St. Julien A
  • Height on arrival: 0.8-1.2m
  • Harvesting Months: July/August
  • Harvesting Period Period: Mid
  • Eventual Growth Height: 2m
  • Eventual Spread: 1.5-2m
  • Rate of Growth: 5-10 years
  • Pollination Group: 2
  • Habit: Bushy
  • Uses: Dessert, Jam, Dried
  • Planting Period: Jan-Dec
  • Self-Fertile: Yes
  • Hardiness: Somewhat Hardy
  • Prefered Position: Full Sun
  • Prefered soil type: Clay, Loam, Sand
  • Moisture Requirements: Well-drained
  • Exposure: Sheltered
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.

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.
How your order will arrive
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Needs Ericaceous Compost? No
Self Fertile Yes
Time To Cropping 2 Years
Type Apricot
Uses Cooking, Dessert, Dual Purpose
Eventual Height 3.5m
Eventual Spread 3.5m
Pollination Group 2
Rootstock St. Julien A Semi-Vigorous Rootstock
Supplied As 12L Pot
Rootstock Dwarfing