All Apricot Trees

Growing your own apricots is rewarding as the firm flesh of the fruits is particularly tasty when freshly picked. Apricots are also suitable for a variety of sweet and savoury culinary uses. Apricot trees are part of the Prunus genus and we stock several hardy self-fertile varieties suitable for growing in the UK climate.

Growing Apricot Trees

As the apricot varieties here are self-fertile, they do not need another apricot tree for pollination. However, as apricot trees flower early, it is advisable to protect blossom if there is a late frost. These trees are pot-grown and so can be planted at any time of year, but if you want bareroot apricot trees, please contact us as we may be able to supply them at certain times of year.

History of Apricot Trees

  • It is actually unknown whether Apricots originated in Armenia or China
  • On Persian trade routes, dried apricots were a significant commodity
  • There is an Arabic saying roughly translated as "when the apricots bloom" which refers to their short season and is akin to the British saying of “wishful thinking”
  • Apricot kernels have been used in traditional Chinese medicine
  • Apricots have historically been used in English remedies to treat tumours and swelling


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  • Goldcot Apricot Tree Self Fertile
    £37.99 (VAT Free)
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    £39.99 (VAT Free)