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Apricot - Tomcot

New highly productive mid season variety with red-flushed orange skin, specially bred for temperate climates. Expect several hundred fruits a year once mature. Delicious eaten straight off the tree, preserves well and makes wonderful jam. The beautiful pink-tinged flowers in early spring are self-fertile.

Season: August

Rootstock: St. Julien A (semi-dwarf)

Planting Distance: 4m (13ft)

Approximate Height: 4m (13ft) after 10 years

Pollination: Self-fertile.The major cause of poor pollination is bad weather at blossom 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 brush can dramatically improve results.

This apricot tree is growing on a semi-dwarf rootstock, ideal for the average garden.

Apricots need a sunny site and a neutral soil to crop well, a pH of 6.0 - 7.5 is ideal.