Apricot (Dwarf Aprigold) Tree
FRUIT-APRIC-1-7Regular price $55.00
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Dwarf Aprigold Apricot is well suited from the warmer parts of New Zealand, self fertile and a perfect size for small gardens. Plant one and enjoy flavoursome, homegrown Apricots in summers to come!
Urban Bounty Dwarf Aprigold Apricot trees are 45 - 60cm tall.
About Dwarf Aprigold Apricot ) Trees
Apricots are a small stone fruit closely related to peaches, plums, almonds and cherries. Originally cultivated in warmer climates, they are closely associated with the Mediterranean, and are popular in middle eastern countries too.
The Aprigold Apricot is a delicious dwarf that fruits in December and January. You won't have to reach too far to enjoy its delicious fruit - it only grows to about 1.8 metres high.
Plant in an elegant, Mediterranean or cottage garden or in a Middle Eastern-style courtyard. This tree looks amazing espaliered.
Culinary Uses for Dwarf Aprigold Apricots
Homegrown Apricots have buckets of flavour compared to store bought. The peach coloured fruit have velvety skin and a soft, yielding texture. The taste is somewhere between a peach and a plum.
If you can stop yourself from eating the entire crop fresh from the tree, Apricots are delicious roasted with marsala wine. (See our recipe!) If you have lots to use, make divine Apricot jam or chutney, or branch out and make a pitcher of iced apricot and lemon tea.
Growing Conditions - Dwarf Aprigold Apricots
Apricots thrive in sunny, sheltered positions that are sheltered from wind and frost. Although they tolerate light frost, blossoms can be damaged by late spring frosts. They also do best in fertile, well-draining soil.
Aprigold Apricot is self-fertile, but plant it close to another Apricot for a better crop. Companion plant with Chives or Alpine Strawberries, but avoid planting near Capsicum or Chillies.
Mulch around the base (leave a a clear ring around the trunk) and keep well watered when your tree is young, in hot, dry weather and when fruit is developing. Feed with compost and a little Morganics fertiliser in summer and autumn.
Apricots can suffer from fungal diseases in wet, humid areas - keep on top of these to ensure a healthy tree and good harvest.
Prune Apricot trees in late summer, after fruiting. Remove dead, diseased and crossing branches, plus any growing towards the centre of the tree. (This encourages good air flow and light penetration.) Trim stems that have borne fruit by up to one half and new shoots up to one third.
Climate and Seasonal Planting Information - Dwarf Aprigold Apricot Tree
Apricot Aprigold is suitable for warmer climates, but is best planted in areas with some winter chill. It should be protected from hard spring frosts. Plant your Apricot tree in winter, when it is dormant.