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Bees, Birds, Wildlife
Flowering in May
Fruiting in Aug, Sep
Hardy (Cold winter)
Height (when grown)
Sheltered, Some Protection
Apricot Goldcot is a modern variety and a popular choice for our climate. It is self-fertile and frost hardy, reliably producing healthy crops of good sized golden-yellow fruit in August, delicious to eat straight from the tree, and good for freezing or bottling.
Apricots are prone to canker during prolonged wet weather so growing them against a southerly wall or a pot is often the best solution. Good drainage is essential in a fertile well-drained soil. Water well during the dry months especially if planted in a pot.
Soil: Fertile, well-drained
Position: Sun, warm protected position
Foliage: Deciduous, pretty shaped green leaves
Fruiting: Golden-yellow fruit in August/September
Habit: Bushy rounded crown
Hardiness: Frost hardy
Growth: Fairly vigorous
Benefits to Wildlife: Yes, bees, butterflies, birds and other wildlife.
Height & Spread in Maturity: 3.5-4m x 2.5m
History, Symbolism: Of Interest: Apricots are seen as a symbol of happiness and prosperity. In Greek Mythology, they are often said to be the Golden Apples in the garden of Hesperides although both the apple and the golden quince are also believed to be the Golden Apples. They are featured in the culture of the Far East, China associated the with education and medicine. Confucius, it seems taught his students under apricot trees, believed to promote wisdom and knowledge. The fruit were also considered an aid to fertility.
The tree is watered before being carefully packed by one of our experienced staff on site. It comes in a cardboard box lined with straw. (We try to use as much recycling material as possible) The box is addressed to the customer or a specified name and address and sent out overnight delivery to arrive on requested dates.
Please note the size of the tree that you are ordering, as our trees are provided for our clients to plant themselves, which may appear at a small size rather than the fully grown tree as shown in the photos.
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