Prunus armeniaca

Common Name : Apricot Tree

Plant Description

We have 3 varieties of Dwarf Apricot available at times, Tilton, Trevatt and Bulida. Each has been around in Australia for many years. Tilton has large orange fruit and bright orange flesh which harvests around February. The fruit is firm and slightly oval in shape. Medium to high chilling means it can be grown in most temperate regions of Australia. It is a versatile variety and is ideal for canning or preserving as well as eating fresh. This variety is self-fruitful and is a moderately productive variety which means it will require staking. A low maintenance tree for confined spaces because of the dwarfing tree size. Trevatt produces large, round, pale skinned apricots with a red tinge to the skin, the flesh is an orange colour. It crops in Dec/Jan and is a naturally heavy cropper so thinning is recommended. It is a low to medium chill variety so also can be grown in most temperate regions of Australia. This variety is self fruitful and is a prolific bearer which means it will require staking. It can be used for stewing, dried fruit, making jams or eaten fresh. Good for confined spaces also. Bulida is known for its large, golden, orange fruit in early to mide Dec just in time for Xmas. The fruit is firm, very sweet and juicy. Medium chilling makes it a variety which can be grown also in most regions of Australia. It is versatile and can be used for stewing, dried fruit, making jams and eating fresh. It is self fruitful and a prolific bearer of fruit so will require staking. Low maintenance tree suitable for contained spaces also.

Plant Specifications

  • Plant UsesCooking, Stewing, Drying and eating fresh. Good to grow in Pots and small sized gardens.
  • Water RequirementsYoung trees will need extra watering till they mature and all fruit trees will need additional watering during periods of hot, dry weather as they have shallow root systems
  • Plant availabilityAll 3 varieties available now
  • PositionFull sun
  • Height / WidthTilton 1.5-2 m tall by 1.5-2 m wide/Trevatt 1.8-2m tall by 1.5-2m wide/Bulida 1.5-2m tall by 2 m wide
  • CarePlants may need staking as they reach their full height. Cab be fed Blood and Bone, Fish emulsion and or Compost around the base of the tree
  • SoilWell drained fertile soil or Premium Potting Mix if in a Tub