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Apricot Rootstocks

Information about Apricot Rootstocks including detailed description of growing characteristics

Apple TreeChoosing the right apricot tree for the right place is of utmost importance to avoid disappointment especially when growing top fruit trees. There are many sizes and forms available to suit every situation and how large a tree grows and it's form is mainly determined by the rootstock onto which the cultivar is grafted.

 

The chart below shows a selection of apricot rootstocks available together with details of their characteristics including detailed information including height, spread, planting distances, suitable forms and expected yields.

 

Pixy Rootstock  - Dwarfing

Mature height 
Spread
Planting distance
Mature yield
Suitable forms

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8-10ft (2.4-3m)

10ft (3m)

10ft (3m) apart, 12ft (3.6m) between rows  

11-22lb/5-10kg

Bush, pyramid, small fan

 

Torinel   -  Semi Vigorous

Mature height 
Spread
Planting distance
Mature yield
Suitable forms

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10-12ft (3-3.6m)

12ft (3.6m)

12ft (3.6m) apart, 15ft (4.5m) between rows  

22-50lb/10-23kg

Half standard, bush, fan

 

St. Julien A -  Semi Vigorous

Mature height 
Spread
Planting distance
Mature yield
Suitable forms

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10-12ft (3-3.6m)

12ft (3.6m)

12ft (3.6m) apart, 15ft (4.5m) between rows  

22-50lb/10-23kg

Half standard, bush, fan

 

Brompton  -  Very vigorous

Mature height 
Spread
Planting distance
Mature yield
Suitable forms

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Over 15ft (4.5m)

15ft (4.5m)

20ft (6m) apart, 25ft (7.5m) between rows  

+55lb/25kg

Standard

 

   

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