Apricot Rival


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Apricot Rival

An all-purpose variety from Canada. Grows into a large tree with beautiful large fruit. A reliable cropper with some disease resistance. An early variety with large oval orange fruit. Used for eating, dessert, cooking, baking, freezing and canning.
CONDITIONS: Choose an open sunny position in well drained soil. Dig a hole twice the width of the roots. It is important to plant the young tree with the graft at least 10cm above the ground. Spread the roots out slightly, cover with soil and water in well. Do not place fertiliser in planting hole, as this may burn the roots. However some well rotted compost or very old animal manure will be beneficial. After planting spread mulch above the roots to retain soil moisture and suppress weeds; but keep away from trunk.
FOR BEST RESULTS: Apply fertiliser to soil above roots as soon as growth begins in Spring and water in well. Remove weeds as soon as they appear. Pick fruit when ripe. Correct pruning techniques are essential to the trees fruiting success.

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