apricot 'Tomcot'

apricot 'Tomcot' ( syn. Prunus armeniaca 'Tom Cott' )

apricot 'Tomcot'

apricot 'Tomcot' ( syn. Prunus armeniaca 'Tom Cott' )

  • bare root | Myrobalan root stock | 1.2m
  • £49.99
  • In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
  • 7 litre pot | Wavit root stock | 1.2m
  • £79.99
  • available to order from spring
  • 9 litre pot | Myrobalan root stock |1.2m
  • £54.99
  • available to order from spring
Delivery options
  • Standard £7.95
  • Named Day £14.95
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: slow
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy (borderline)


The fruits of this interesting apricot are larger than average, and as they ripen, their skins turn orange with a strong red blush. It tends to be reliably hardy in most regions of the UK (provided they are planted in freely draining soils), but for best results, plant it in a warm, sunny position (against a south-facing wall would be ideal).


  • Garden care:
    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.
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