Fruit and Nut
Apricots are grown outdoors as far north as southern Sweden (occasionally even in Norway). They require warm sunny walls where there is good shelter from prevailing winds and from early frosts, and will do best in the drier and sunnier east and southeast of Ireland. Apricots are not sufficiently hardy for open situations in Ireland. They may also be grown in conservatories or greenhouses (may require hand-pollination indoors).
Although most modern apricot varieties are regarded as self-fertile and will produce fruit when planted as a single tree, yields are likely to be better when several varieties are planted together. The trees should be planted in deep, well drained and fertile soil. The month refers to harvesting/eating period.The varieties offered here are among the most hardy and adaptable to cool, damp summers.
Bare-rooted maiden and 2yr trees on St Julien A rootstock.
Flavor King (New)
Helena de Rousillon (NEW)
Vigama. Exciting new variety with long flowering period followed by large red fruit. Will succeed out of doors in favourable location (sunny wall best).
All varieties available February 2017