The Apricot is sometimes thought of as too tender to accommodate the British climate and weather well. However, it has been successfully grown here since the late 18th Century, and many modern cultivars have been developed to crop reliably in our cooler climate. All are capable of flowering and fruiting well if they are given some shelter from the winds and rain, and planted in a reasonably sunny spot to help to develop the best flavours. Although, in the North of England - you will stand a better chance of a decent crop if you can grow your apricot in a greenhouse of conservatory. Home grown apricots are delicious, packed with juice and delicate flavour, and if they are eaten straight from the tree they are tastier than anything bought in a shop. Apricots are one of a number of fruit which can be grown very successfully against a wall, trained in a fan shape.
Top fruit trees are all supplied as bare root plants during the winter months (November - March).