Peach x apricot HEIGHT: 4-5m HARVEST: December-january
This cross produces golden-coloured fruit with a red blush that’s sweet, tasty, juicy and firm-fleshed. It crops regularly, is selffertile, and produces fruit in early summer.
It needs the same growing conditions as other stone fruits, doing best in areas that get a cold winter. If your region has high summer humidity then fungal and bacterial diseases, like leaf curl, can be a problem.
However, a preventative spray programme can usually keep these under control. Spray with copper: once in autumn or winter after leaf fall once in spring at bud swell repeat 10 days later