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Apricot 'Flavorcot'

Prunus armeniaca

Hardy Tree

What is Hardy Tree?

Specially bred for the cooler UK climate

Large, egg-sized, delicious orange-red fruits

Sweet and juicy

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Apricot 'Flavorcot'® has been specially bred for the cooler UK climate, producing big crops of large, egg-sized, delicious orange-red fruits. You will always get a crop, as it is late flowering and is also frost resistant. As well as being sweet and juicy when eaten fresh, This variety is also ideal for cooking,

Apricot 'Flavorcot'® is self-fertile and has been propagated onto 'Montclare' rootstock for a small, manageable tree with a bigger crop of apricots. Height and spread: Up to 2.5m (8') Rootstock: Montclare.

Estimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years.
Estimated time to best yields: 5 years.

Height Up to 250cm (99in)
Spread Up to 250cm (98in)

Hardy Tree

greenhousekitchen gardenwalls and fenceswildlife gardens

full sun

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2 bare root apricot trees (V63252P)
1 bare root apricot tree (14246)

Plant apricot trees in rich fertile, well drained soil in a sheltered, sunny position. A south facing position is preferable to provide the spring flowers with protection from damaging frosts. Prior to planting, incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost into the planting hole. If the tree is to be bush trained then drive a stake into the ground prior to planting. Staking after planting may result in damage to the root ball. For wall trained apricots attach support wires to the wall prior to planting. Plant fruit trees at their original soil level and firm them into the ground. Fasten the tree to the stake or support wires, and water well.

Fruit trees do not suffer weed competition well. Keep weeds and grass clear from within a 30cm radius of base of the tree. In spring, while the ground is moist, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost around the base of the tree, taking care not to mound it up against the stem. This will help to retain moisture throughout the summer. Feed and water apricot trees regularly during particularly dry periods.


Apricots may be fan trained against a wall or grown as a bush. When pruning apricot trees it is important to avoid winter pruning as this leaves them prone to silver leaf disease.


To bush train: In the first spring after planting, select 3 or 4 well spaced branches on a clear trunk of at least 75cm (29"), and shorten them by two thirds. Remove the central stem to just above the highest of the selected branches. Remove any laterals below the selected branches. In the following spring, select 3 or 4 sub laterals on each branch and shorten these by half to create a balanced, open framework. In future years apricots will require only occasional pruning to remove damaged, badly placed or diseased wood. This should be carried out during April. When fruits are walnut sized they should be thinned to one fruit every 5-7cm (2-3").

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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