Kioto is a new apricot variety, flowering a bit later than most, and also not so vigorous - making it a good choice if you want to grow an apricot but space is limited.
It ripens in late July / early August in southern England.
The apricots are round, flushed red, with a sweet juicy flavour.
Kioto® is a protected variety.
Deliveries start September 2019 (or December for bare-root).
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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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Kioto 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.
Important: advice about pollination
Kioto is reliably self-fertile, but will set a better crop if there are other late-flowering apricot trees of a different variety nearby.
Kioto does best in a warm sheltered spot, planted in full sun - remember that its natural home is the south of France, and you need to try to emulate that climate.
Try to keep rain off the tree over the autumn and winter.
The blossom has some frost resistance, and it flowers later than other apricots.
If spring weather is reasonable Kioto is very likely to over-set fruit. If this happens it is very important to thin the fruitlets a few weeks after the blossom has finished, allowing one fruit approximately every 5cm-6cm of branch.
Kioto is less vigorous than most apricots and is unlikely to reach more than about 2.5m - 3m height. It is best to let the tree grow to a reasonable size before allowing fruiting to commence.
Kioto was developed in France.
All our trees are grown in the UK.