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Apricot Tree New Large Early - Bare Root

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Apricot Tree New Large Early - Bare Root
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Apricot Tree 'New Large Early' - Root Wrapped

Apricot New Large Early - the American variety that grows well in the British climate. These fruits can be harvested in August, and they produce a good crop of tangy, orange coloured fruits which are delicious when eaten straight off the tree or when made into wonderful jams and preserves. Sweet, juicy, and bursting with flavour, these fruits are loved by children and adults alike. This very hardy and reliable variety is a good source of nectar and pollen, meaning that the flowers produced from late February until April are attractive to garden friendly insects, which is mandatory for fertilization and to improve the wildlife value of the garden.

Characteristics

  • Flower Colour: pink
  • Foliage Colour: green
  • Approx. Growth Height: 4-5m
  • Rootstock: Saint Julian A - Semi-Dwarfing
  • Comes in a: no pot - root wrapped
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 150-170cm
  • Flowering Period: late winter, early spring (February - April)
  • Harvesting Period: August
  • Season of Use: August
  • Tolerance: frost tolerant, fairly drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: bush, fan, half-standard
  • Uses: eating fresh, cooking
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Exposure: sheltered
  • Self-fertilising: yes
  • Rate of Growth: fast
  • Scented: slightly
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects

Requirements

  • Light Requirements: full sun
  • Soil Requirements: almost all normal garden soil with pH 6.5 - 7.5
  • Moisture: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile

Caring and Maintenance

Water young trees regularly until roots are well established. Trim annually from mid to late summer. Apply some fertilizer in spring in order to promote healthy growth and a good crop. Optionally, mulch in spring. Check tree ties regularly and loosen any if necessary to avoid rubbing of the stems.

Planting

  • Planting Distance: 4m

Suited to almost all well-drained and moderately fertile soils with pH between 6.5 and 7.5 in a sheltered, full sun location.
Before planting your tree, clean up all wandering weeds and keep a clean ring around the tree base. Dig a hole approximately a third wider than the root ball. Carefully yet firmly backfill the remaining soil around the root ball and water well during the first year until well established.

Autumn is the best season for planting fruiting trees, as the soil moisture and heat allow easier and faster root establishment and regeneration of damaged root systems.

Pollination

  • Pollination: self-fertilising

Self-fertilising fruiting trees do not need other pollinators, as male and female gametes are produced by the same individual. Poor pollination is caused by bad weather at blooming time, limiting the activity of insects, particularly in the case of apricots which usually bloom in February or March. In a bad year a soft paint bush can dramatically improve results.

Fruit Benefits

These fruits taste best when freshly picked from their branches. They please even the most sophisticated of palates, and can be made into jams and preserves to bring great summer memories on autumn or winter days. Fruit plants are a valuable addition to any garden, bearing in mind that they do not only provide fruits, but also make a bold statement in garden arrangements by producing clouds of pink and white flowers, which at the slightest breeze fall like raindrops. When planning your garden, try to choose varieties with fruits that ripen from early summer to late autumn to ensure a constant supply of fresh fruits throughout the warmer months.

Fruit Tree Rootstocks

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 itís 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 Coxís 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.

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This is a typical example of our root wrapped trees that you will receive - note the fruit/ornamental trees we stock will vary in appearance according to species and season. Please be aware that the compost around the roots is there just to keep them moist and will fall away when unwrapped, leaving a bare-rooted plant. You can mix this compost with your soil when planting your tree.

 
Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 4.1/5 (8 reviews)

Rating: 4/5

"Am waiting for sings of life...fingers crossed!"

Reviewed Sunday, 27 March 2016

Rating: 5/5

"Super service and customer telephone manner, thank you."

Reviewed Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Rating: 4/5

"As Above"

Reviewed Friday, 22 May 2015

Rating: 4/5

"As Above"

Reviewed Monday, 23 March 2015

Rating: 5/5

"very good"

Reviewed Monday, 23 March 2015

Rating: 2/5

"Two branches snapped off,and uneavenly spaced branches giving an unbalanced shape.I am Fan training it in a conservatory boarder."

Reviewed Thursday, 19 March 2015

Primrose says: "Thank you for your review. We're sorry to hear you are dissatisfied with the growth received on your tree. If you are dissatisfied with a plant bought from Primrose, you can get in touch to discuss your options."
Rating: 5/5

"Lovely big plant. Plenty of branches in a good shape. Bare root so easy to plant in a nice big pot. Already showing signs of bud burst in less than two weeks. Will definitely be back to Primrose."

Reviewed Monday, 20 January 2014

Rating: 4/5

"was expecting the odd branch."

Reviewed Sunday, 21 July 2013

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