Tomcot ® Apricot

Apricot

Description: Tomcot is by far the most reliable of all the Apricot varieties. Crops heavily with very large fruits that are orange, blushed strong with red. An intense apricot flavour. Produces masses of pinkish-white attractive flower in the spring. Ideal for planting on walls or in a sheltered spot to protect from spring frost. Can be used for cooking, in jams and for eating fresh straight from the tree!

History: France

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: Cooking
  • Uses: Eating
  • Picking month: July
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Pollination group: Pollination group 2

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