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Economy or Premium SelectionEconomy - rooted into its pot but a further season before moving up a pot size.
Premium - more growth in its pot. More mature than Economy
Apricot Alfred is a very hardy and successful fruit which is very dependable in the UK climate. It produces medium to small fruit with extremely good flavour which can be harvested from late July to early August. This particular apricot has a wonderful orange skin with a red flush surrounding the outside. Perfect when picked off the tree.
Apricot Alfred likes a well drained soil in a sunny spot with some protection from the elements. Even though it is a hardy apricot it may need some protection from frost if it starts to flower early.
Apricot Alfred works very well growing as a bush or fan trained. Even though the Apricot Alfred is a self fertile tree crops may be increased by planting two or more. ;bare rooted trees are lifted at the start of the bare root season in November, when the apple trees become dormant, and made available through to March the following year. This period is the ideal time for economical planting. You will however have to wait a year to pick your crop as bare root trees cannot be picked in their first year. For all year round planting why not choose from our selection of container grown apple trees. They do cost more but are older, more established and ready to crop.
We use and recommend planting with friendly myccorrhizal fungi such as Rootgrow. This helps to produce a stronger root system thereby aiding establishment. We also use and can supply Blood, Fish and Bone - a tried and trusted natural all round fertilizer. Alternatively, to help give your tree the best start you can incorporate our carefully blended mix of compost to help give your tree all the vital nutrients and minerals it needs to flourish in your garden. It is good practice to firmly secure and support your tree with a good stake and tie to aid in its establishment. Download our planting guide to help you with any questions that you may have or call us on the number below and we will be pleased to help.
|Rootstock||Our Apricot trees are grown on St Julian A rootstocks which produces a garden size tree to about 4.5 - 5 metres.|
|Use ||Eating |
|Benefit||Less prone to die-back that other apricots|
|Growth Habit ||Upright|
|Harvest Time ||Late July to early August|
|Pollination Group||Self Fertile|
|Bare Root Maiden ||A young single stemmed first year tree||£26.00|
|Bare Root Feathered Maiden||A second year or older tree, pruned to create multiple small side branches.||£32.00|
|20 Litre Pot||A semi formed tree which has started bearing fruit.||£68.00|