apricot 'Pink Marry'
apricot pink Marry
- 12 litre pot | SJA root stock | 1.5m
- In stock (shipped within 2-3 working days)
- Standard £7.95
- Position: full sun
- Soil: moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: slow
- Flowering period: April to May
- Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection)
From mid-June, 'Pink Marry' will produce a generous crop of red flushed fruit, each with a succulent orange flesh. This new apricot makes a very attractive addition to both the garden or allotment, where it will flourish in freely draining soils in a sunny, sheltered spot.
When planting your apricot, prepare a hole up to three times the diameter of its root system. Fork over the base of the pit in readiness, incorporating plenty of organic matter into the backfill and planting hole. Avoiding frozen and waterlogged soil, trees should be planted out as they arrive. If you've ordered a bare root tree, soak the roots in a bucket of water for half an hour prior to planting, or if this is not possible, they can be heeled in temporarily, covering their roots with soil, or potted up. In exposed positions, consider growing against or training on a sheltered, sunny wall, or stake firmly, keeping the base weed-free. Apply a balanced fertiliser in early spring to support growth and fruiting and provide regular watering during hot, dry spells. Protect blooms from late frost by covering the plant with a double layer of horticultural fleece, and prune in summer to reduce the risk of disease.