Flavorcot ® Apricot

Apricot

Description: Flavorcot is an eating variety, very similar to Apricot Tomcot for size and quality. Produces a heavy crop of large egg sized fruits that have oustanding colours of orange-red. Flesh is juicy and sweet, a delicious flavour when it's eaten fresh from the tree but also makes an ideal cooker. Beautiful pink-tinged flowers arrive in early spring. Can be frost resistant but it's recommended to protect the blossom. Ideal for growing in a large pot.

History: Developed by Tom Toyama at Washington State University Research Foundation, Prosser. Now owned by Cot International, France. This variety was especially bred to suit the cooler UK climate.

Apricot Growing Tips: Only prune in the early summer as part of the fruit thinning operation in heavy cropping years or after picking in light cropping years. If there is no crop, do not prune. Apricots do not suffer from peach curl disease but be aware they do get bacterial canker quite badly during prolonged wet weather. Pot growing is acceptable provided there is even moisture. Good drainage is essential and for the very best success a southerly wall is perfect…they deserve a prime position!

Attributes

  • Uses: Eating
  • Picking month: July
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile

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