Flavorcot is a new American apricot variety, and perhaps one of the best flavoured. It ripens in the middle of August in the UK, and is fairly reliable (by apricot standards) even in central and northern England.
It is a good choice if you are looking for an apricot for eating fresh, and like all apricots is excellent in the kitchen.
Flavorcot® is a protected variety.
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Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.
*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.
Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season.
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Flavorcot is in flowering group 3. Flavorcot is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, although fruiting may be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby. Since it flowers in the middle of the blossom season it can be pollinated by most other apricot trees.
Important: advice about pollination
Flavorcot has many desirable characteristics - it fruits early in the life of the tree, and is a reliable cropper and also a good pollinator of other apricots. However it was developed for commercial growers in warm continental climates, so growing it in the UK is something of a gamble. The tree is hardy and winter cold is not an issue, but it needs warmth, shelter, and sunlight. Fan-training against a sunny south-facing wall will probably give the best results. It is also a good idea to protect the blossom from frost damage - if frost is forecast in February or early March, consider covering the tree with a frost fleece. Although it does best in the south-east of England, it appears to give good results in the Midlands and as far north as Manchester - but always try to plant it in full sun if possible.
Flavorcot was developed at the Washington State University, USA, in the 1990s. It is usually mis-spelt as Flavourcot in the UK!
All our trees are grown in the UK.