Dual Apricot + Plum Tree - TreePrunus armeniaca + domestica 'Gold Rich' + 'Opal'
Unique! 2 varieties of fruit on one tree!
Duo-fruit: apricot and plum (Prunus armeniaca 'Gold Rich' + Prunus domestica 'Opal') is an innovation in the world of fruit trees! Growers have managed to combine two different fruits on one tree. Both types of fruit have an excellent flavour and can be harvested after two years. Pick them in September, October time.Show more
Height supplied 80-100 cm.
Height supplied 80-100 cm.
Planting and flowering details
Show moreMake sure the roots of Prunus armeniaca 'Gold Rich' + Prunus domestica 'Opal' are well soaked before planting - steep them in a bucket with lukewarm water. Dig a large enough hole and fork the soil well loose. Plant the duo-fruit tree at the right depth - the top of the root ball should be just below ground level. Fill the hole with soil and heel well in. Water immediately after planting. The apricot and plum duo-fruit tree will thrive free draining, fertile soil in a warm sheltered spot in full sun. Can also be grown well in greenhouse or conservatory.
Potted Duo-FruitThis duo-fruit tree grows well in a pot. Prunus armeniaca 'Gold Rich' + Prunus domestica 'Opal' takes up little space but bears large fruit. Place the tree in a sheltered, sunny spot. You can create a ‘mini-orchard’ wity pots with containing other varieties of duo-fruit together on your patio or decking.
Show morePrunus armeniaca 'Gold Rich' + Prunus domestica 'Opal' are easy to grow fruits. Water your tree extra during dry periods. Rremove some of the emerging fruit leaving a space of about 7 to 10 cm between each fruit. This helps the apricots and plums to develop well. Both varieties can be harvested in September-October after two years. Leave the apricots a little longer to ripen indoors, they will then be sweeter. Provide a mulch compost and fertiliser pellets around the base of the tree in early spring.
Pruning duo-fruit treesApricot trees rarely require pruning. Just take of a few older branches on a mature tree every 2 or 3 years. Branches growing from the roots can be taken off entirey. The plum will need an annual or biannual prune but won't need much. Best time to prune is April-Septemter. Cut all withered branches and those growing vertically, right back after you've picked all the fruit and try to keep the crown of the tree nice and open. You can also try bending those vertical branches back to point downwards - it will produce more fruit this way. Just tie them in.
Show moreTwo different kinds of fruit grow on this one tree, very special! Prunus armeniaca 'Gold Rich' is a disease resistant apricot that produces delicious juicy fruit with yellow-orange skins. The apricot flowers in May, the branches are laden with charming pink blossom. The leaves of the apricot are very decorative from spring through until autumn. Plum Prunus domestica 'Opal' is a beautiful spring flowerer. In March-April the branches are completely covered with white blossom. You can start to pick plums at the beginning of September. This plum is very pest and disease resistant. These plums and apricots can be eaten fresh or processed into jam or compote. The fruit is also very suitable for bottling. All this fruit is deliciously juicy and very rich in vitamin C.
- Extra information
Latin name Prunus armeniaca + domestica 'Gold Rich' + 'Opal' Delivery type Supplied as bare-rooted stemmed plant Guarantee 5 years guarantee Color Green, Yellow, Blue Light preference full sun Flowering period March - April Harvesting period September - October Growing height 150 - 200 cm Planting distance 150 - 200 cm