Kioto® apricot treesPrunus armeniaca
One of the easier apricots for UK growers, attractive orange fruits blushed red. The blossom has some frost resistance.
Kioto apricot trees for sale
All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.
PG12-year 12L pot-grown tree St. Julien rootstock £49.50
(3m-4m after 10 years)
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.
How to grow
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.
Advice on fruit tree pollination.
Kioto was developed in France.
- Gardening skillExperienced
- Flowering group4
- Pollinating othersAverage
- Climate suitabilityWarm climates
- Picking monthJuly
- Picking seasonMid
- Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
- Food usesEating freshCulinary
- Country of originFrance
- Period of origin1950 - 1999
- Flesh colourGolden / Yellow
- Fruit colourOrange / Red
- Fruit sizeAverage