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How to Grow Apricots


Apricots

Position – Full sun

Soil – Moist but well-drained, fertile

Flowering Period –Spring, Fruits in Summer

Hardiness –  Fully Hardy

  Where to plant

Where to plant Apricots

 

Apricots are best planted in a moist but well-drained, fertile soil of sand or loam with a slightly alkaline pH balance. They are best planted in a position that receives full sun. Apricots are well suited to being planted in a variety of garden styles. Dwarf varieties are also available that are suited to being planted in containers on a patio.

Find out more about soil types and how to determine your soil type by clicking here



 
  How to plant

How to plant Apricots

 

Amend the soil with well-rotted compost before planting. Plant outside in early summer or in a greenhouse in mid-spring. Space companion plants 40cm (16in) apart from one another. Water well after planting. If planting into the ground and not a pot, dig a shallow circle reservoir around the plant to help keep the soil moist.




    How to care for

How to care for Apricots

 

Water newly planted Apricots frequently. Feed with a granular fertiliser in late February. Apply a mulch of well-rotted manure in early Spring.




  How to propagate

How to propagate Apricots

 

It is possible to propagate Apricots by seed.

You can find more information on how to propagate plants by clicking here

 

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