Image of peachy golden apricots on a tree - a dwarf variety of this stone fruit is sold by Urban Bounty NZ

Apricot (Dwarf Aprigold) Tree

FRUIT-APRIC-1-7

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WE ARE CURRENTLY TAKING PREORDERS FOR DWARF APRIGOLD APRICOT TREES. Purchase as normal through out website.  We will deliver in July, after we our stock has arrived from the supplier.   

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.  

We offer a replacement guarantee

To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

What will postage cost?

Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz 

How often do you dispatch?

To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

How do you package your products?

We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  

 

Where do you deliver to? 

We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options: info@urbanbounty.co.nz

Do you deliver to post office boxes?

Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.