Apricots fan trained
Cultivation hints for training Apricot trees
Such trees will require a space of around 6-8′ in height and width and a fairly good loamy soil. If you have any reservations about the soil [which can often be poor aganst a wall] then improve it with the addition of compost or organic matter, and add a dressing of bonemeal too.
Another point to remember is that the soil next to walls or fences can often be dry as it is partially protected from rainfall. So make sure newly planted trees are well irrigated until established.
To safeguard yor investment [your new fan trained Peach or Nectarine tree] you might want to install a simple trickle irrigation system by way of the leaky hose. That way you can water your tree regularly and easily each summer. This will result in the largest juiciest fruits.
Our cultivation guide isincluded with the trees that tells you how to prune them, as well as lots of other advice.
Apricots do not get leaf curl, unlike Peach and Nectarine.
Varieties to fan train
You can fan train any cultivars of Apricot; Moorpark or Goldcott would be our choice as the most reliable. If you are growing in a greenhouse you can also grow any of the above.If you have a sunny south or west facing wall then an Apricot tree will do well for you.
IMPORTANT – PLEASE NOTE We supply young trees ready to train in situ, we do not supply ready trained trees.