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Apricot Trees – Best In NZ!

Growing apricots in your garden delivers a vast range of benefits:

From Sundrop to Trevatt, and loads of other varieties, we’ll help you find the right apricot tree for your space. Our fruit trees have been selected to thrive in New Zealand’s climate. We stock only the highest quality plants, sourcing them from NZ’s leading nurseries. Each plant is packed and transported with extreme care, ensuring it arrives to you in the same condition it was in when it left the nursery. If you are wanting to buy Apricot trees, shop with confidence from the best in the industry.

Apricot Tree Questions

1. What is the best month to plant apricot trees?

The best month to plant apricot trees is during winter. This is because the tree is dormant and can begin to grow as conditions warm. You can plant earlier or later than this as long as you pay attention to watering so they don’t dry out.

Here are some tips for planting an apricot tree:

2. How many apricots do you get from one tree?

The number of apricots you get from one tree will depend on the variety of apricot, the age of the tree, the growing conditions, and how well the tree is cared for. A healthy and mature apricot tree can produce anywhere from 150 to 300 apricots in a growing season. However, some well-maintained and highly productive trees can yield higher than this.

3. Where is it best to plant apricot trees?

The best place to plant apricot trees is in a sunny spot with a well-drained soil. They need at least six hours of sunlight per day to produce fruit. NB: apricot trees do not tolerate heavy or poorly drained soils and will generally fail in such environments.

4. How many leaves does it take to produce one apricot?

The number of leaves it takes to produce one apricot depends on the variety of apricot tree, the age of the tree, the growing conditions, and how well the tree is cared for. As a general rule, it takes about 30 leaves to produce one fruit.

5. How long until an apricot tree produces fruit?

The amount of time it takes for an apricot tree to produce fruit depends on the variety of apricot tree, the rootstock, and the growing conditions. However, most apricot trees will begin to produce fruit within 3-5 years of planting. The growing conditions will also affect how quickly an apricot tree will produce fruit. If the tree is not planted in a suitable location, it may take longer to produce fruit.

6. Do apricots grow well in NZ?

Apricots grow well in New Zealand provided they have full sun and a well-drained soil. The best regions for growing apricots in New Zealand are Central Otago, Nelson, and Hawke's Bay. These areas have warm summers and cold winters, which are ideal for apricot production.

There are several apricot varieties that can be grown in New Zealand and some of the popular varieties include:

When planting apricots, it is important to choose a variety that is suited to your climate and growing conditions. It is also important to plant two or more apricot trees together to ensure good pollination.

7. What is the best apricot tree in New Zealand?

The best apricot tree in New Zealand depends on your personal preferences and growing conditions. However, some of the most popular and well-performing apricot varieties are:

8. Why is my apricot tree dying?

Some potential reasons that your apricot might be dying include:

Steps to identify the problem:

9. What is the life expectancy of an apricot tree?

The life expectancy of an apricot tree can vary depending on:

1. Variety: Different apricot varieties have different inherent lifespans. Some varieties may live as long as 50 years, while others may only reach 15-20 years.

2. Rootstock: The rootstock onto which the apricot variety is grafted can also influence its lifespan. Some rootstocks are more vigorous and promote longer life, while others are less vigorous and may result in a shorter lifespan.

3. Planting and care: Proper planting in a suitable location with well-drained soil and full sun, along with regular watering, feeding, and pruning, can significantly contribute to a longer lifespan for your apricot tree.

4. Diseases and pests: Diseases and pests can weaken the tree and shorten its lifespan. Taking preventative measures and controlling any infestations promptly is crucial for maintaining the health and longevity of your tree.

5. Environmental conditions: Harsh weather conditions like extreme cold, frost, or drought can stress the tree and impact its lifespan. Planting in a microclimate protected from these extremes can help prolong the life of your apricot tree.

10. How often should apricots be watered?

The frequency of watering your apricot tree depends on:


Age of the tree:

Soil type:



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