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Tomcot Apricot Tree
A self-fertile apricot, Tomcot (Prunus armeniaca 'Tomcot') was first introduced in France. Tomcot is a far more reliable than many other Apricots producing masses of flower and delicious, very large fruit with a strong red blush on an orange background. An intense apricot flavour.
Type of Apricot: Eating Picking Period: Late July
Fertility: This apricot is self-fertile, so no need for another apricot to act as a pollination partner for it to produce fruit although its yield maybe increased if you do.
What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Tomcot Apricot Trees
Thank you Alan, we did appreciate your personal attention.The Apricot Tomcot came well packaged and in good condition. We have planted and staked it with loving care so hope for a mild winter and spring so it can get growing and produce fruit quickly! best wishes. Ruth Forrest 1013
Dear Alan,Thanks for sorting out the apricot trees, my Dad was very happy with them.Cheers, Karen 1212
Quick Fruit Tree Links
Take a look at our TOP SELLING FRUIT TREES, Wet ground issues then choose a PEAR TREE first, followed by APPLE TREES. For more information on pollination please look at POLLINATION EXPLAINED or choosing the CORRECT POLLINATION PARTNER
Fruit Tree Life Expectancy
Most fruit trees will give you AT LEAST 40 years of fruit. Pears can go to 70. Records of 200 year old trees exist but this is the exception, not the rule.
Do I Need To Stake My Bare Root Fruit Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
Growing Our Trees In The UK
To date, we have checked the passports of our trees and none seem to have sneaked off for non UK holidays so all are UK grown.
Warm and wet conditions from Climate Change have increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy.
Planting In The Corner Of A Garden
Air and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it unless the plant is very hardy.
Fruit Tree Heights
Taller does not mean more value for money. A 1 year old fruit tree can easily be substantially higher than a 2 year old, this is because they are hard pruned at 1 year old to create the desired shape. Some trees have over 100cm of height removed. They can then have another pruning at 2 years old to increase fruit growing real estate. Most fruit trees will benefit from having a third to half of the seasons new growth cut back in the Autumn to prevent long whippy branches which break easily. Age and pruning completed determine real value.
Apricot Tree Advice
Not a very demanding tree but a few things to remember.
- Make sure you plant the Apricot tree in a well drained spot where there is a lot of sun.
- Although these Apricot trees are self fertile, it still helps to hand pollinate with a small brush
- Prune the tree to allow sun in and air to circulate into the centre.
- As Apricots are early flowering fruit trees, they may be exposed to spring frosts. A fleece over the tree or planting close to a wall should help.
- If you have a large Apricot crop, prune in Mid May as part of the fruit thinning procedure. If a small crop, prune after harvest. Never prune in October through to end of April.
- If pot growing Apricots consistent watering is essential. A dry spell followed by watering can split the fruit.
Important Apricot Fruit Tree information
As with other stone fruit trees such as Plum, Damsons and Gages, Apricot fruit trees are a bit spoilt when it comes to being left in a container over Winter (Oct-March) They may decide out of spite to not do so well next year or as the ultimate act of defiance, just stop living. If you must have your Apricot fruit tree in a container, we advise leaving in a greenhouse or conservatory over the Winter months.