Apricot Tros Oranje
Apricot Tros Oranje
Apricot Tros Oranje
Apricot Tros Oranje
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Apricot 'Tros Oranje'

  • A beautiful dwarf apricot, popular on continental Europe and now available in the UK!
  • Fragrant white flowers in the spring and mouthwatering fruit in summer.
  • Incredibly attractive sweet and juicy apricots, with orange skins with a vivid red flush.
  • Ideal for making deserts and jam or adding to fruit salad, and a real treat as a snack fresh from the tree.
  • Supplied as an established tree in a 7.5L pot, 1.6-1.8m (5-6ft) tall and growing to a height of 3.5m (11½ft) and spread of 2.5m (8ft) in 10 years.

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Popular on continental Europe and with Dutch origins, ‘Tros Oranje’ is widely regarded as one of the most attractive apricots available, and now you can grow it yourself in the UK.

‘Tros Oranje’ welcomes spring with a beautiful display of fragrant white flowers during April and May, attracting bees on other pollinators with their much needed early-season nectar. During summer, the incredibly attractive apricots begin to form, richly coloured with orange skins and a flush of red. Often earlier to ripen than other apricots and ready to pick from July, they are full or delicious juiciness and have an excellent flavour. Ideal for making deserts and jam or adding to fruit salad, and a real treat as a snack fresh from the tree.

Grown on a dwarfing rootstock, this deciduous tree is the perfect size for growing in a large pot on the patio, and it can be trained against a south-facing wall as an espalier or fan, and as it’s self-fertile, there doesn’t need to be another apricot tree nearby to pollinate it. However, you can increase your crop my hand-pollinating. Although hardy, choose the warmest place you can for growing your apricot. Keep it sheltered from cold winds and you’ll be rewarded with plenty of tasty, juicy fresh apricots. If frost is expected, you may need to cover the blossom with fleece to protect it.

Supplied as an established tree in a 7.5L pot, 1.6-1.8m (5-6ft) tall and growing to a height of 3.5m (11½ft) and spread of 2.5m (8ft) in 10 years.

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Item 300266 supplied as:
Supplied as an established tree in a 7.5L pot, 1.6-1.8m (5-6ft) tall.

Plant Care Information

Scented / Fragrant
Scented / Fragrant
Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Edible
Edible
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
Wildlife Friendly

Top Tips

  • For bigger crops, use an artist's soft paintbrush to transfer pollen from flower to flower to increase pollination.

Care Information

  • Plant in full sun, away from cold winds.
  • Although frost-tolerant, it is still best practice to protect the blossom with fleece.
  • When fruit appears, it may need thinning. Remove poorly placed, small or misshapen fruits when they are about the width of your little fingernail. With aiming to have a fruit every 15cm (6in).
  • Water container-grown trees almost every day during the growing season and give them a high potash liquid feed every couple of weeks.
  • Avoid excessive or irregular watering when fruit is ripening to prevent the skin splitting.
  • Prune in early spring, just before growth starts, removing unwanted or damaged branches.

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Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
350 cm
250 cm
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