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Fruit trees for sale | Apricot Trees. 

Blackmoor Nursery is one of very few Nurseries in the UK offering gardeners the opportunity to buy Apricot fruit trees direct from our Nursery. 

All orders are despatched in one delivery. If your order contains both bare root and container grown plants then we can only despatch when all plants are ready.

Any Bare Root fruit trees - Availability means available for supply from Nov to April.

Any Container grown fruit trees - Availability means available for supply now. 

How tall will my Apricot tree grow? 

Fruit trees are grafted onto rootstocks. Rootstocks come in 5 sizes (2 for Apricots) see the chart below, all of our trees are labelled using these codes.

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Montclare approximately 3 metres when mature.

St Julien A (SJA) 3.5 - 4 metres when mature. Although trees can be kept smaller if fan trained.

Bare Root = Field grown trees that have been freshly lifted and supplied with no soil around the roots. Only available during the dormant period November-April
10 Litre = Container grown and can be planted all year round. The size refers to the number of litres of compost that the container holds.
1 Year Maiden = A one year old tree and the size depends on the variety but in general they will be 125cm in height and may have some side branches.
2 Year Bush = A two year old tree that has been pruned back in the first winter to form a bush shape. Generally trees will be 140-160cm in height with multiple side branches. This height guide is an end of summer height. 



Most suburban situations provide good pollen due to the close proximity of other gardens. It is not always necessary to have pollinators if the bees and other pollinating insects are generous with their visits. All Apricots are self fertile but may require hand pollinating.

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Collection - If you would like to collect your trees then use this option. Note the collection is from the Wholesale Nursery office between Monday-Friday only. Please allow 1 working days for your order to be processed prior to collection date.

We are not a Garden Centre or retail Nursery. Orders can be placed via our website and the collection option can be selected at the checkout. Your order will then be ready for you to collect during our normal opening hours which are Monday-Friday 07.30-16.30. Our plants are grown in fields that can be 2 miles away from our office so it is not possible to just turn up and select your own trees.

Delivery Charges - The delivery charge is worked out from the weight and the size of the plant. We have several rates that apply to UK mainland addresses. A delivery charge of £9.95 is for all single tree orders. £11.40 if more than one tree. £15.00 charge for larger orders except in the case of the Espalier Fans and Step Over trained trees where this charge is between 40.00 - £57.00 depending on the delivery location. Once you have put together your order the delivery charge will show before payment. All orders are despatched in one delivery.

To take advantage of a promotional code or gift voucher this must be entered into the redeem code box at the checkout. Discounts cannot be given once an order is completed and any codes have not been used.

Apricot Petit Muscat®

Apricot Fruit Trees | Genus Prunus armeniaca Petit Muscat | Petit Muscat Apricot Fruit Trees For Sale | Buy Online

Apricot Petit Muscat fruit trees - A very unusual variety owing to the precocious nature of the tree, stunning flavour and small stone size fruit. It is very difficult not to treat like a bunch of grapes, ie pop one in again and again!! Petit Muscat Apricot is not suitable for commercial growing owing to expense of picking and short shelf life, but is really an ideal Apricot for the garden. Pick in 1st-2nd week August in southern England. Exquisite muscat grape flavour. Petit Muscat is a self fertile Apricot but like all other Apricots they do flower very early so hand pollinate the flowers with a soft brush to aid the pollination. Protection from frosts when in blossom is essential. 

Size and shape of Petit Muscat apricot trees for sale below.

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Available To Order - 30th May

11 Jan 19 | Linda

Lovely health tree, took off and it's now enormous. produces loads small super sweet not juicy but soft and sticky fruit most years, they make excellent jam. Must be hand pollinated as it flowers early. Pick them when slightly under ripe as they split and the wasps love to chew holes into them once that happens.

22 Nov 15 | antonis

The tree established very well and i had some healthy disease free apricots.

22 Nov 13 | jean tite

See my general comments for the whole order on receipt under Pluot Purple Candy. Again for this, it is excellent to be able to acquire unusual varieties -and at such low prices.

12 Apr 13 | Mark

Excellent quality of tree delivered. Much bigger than I expected. Looking forward to the fruits later in the year. Thank you

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Petit Muscat Apricot Growing Tips.

Alongside the many similarities there are several important differences between Apricots and Peaches. Bacterial canker and silver leaf are not serious threats, so pruning is safe in late winter or early spring. The blossom is self fertile so a partner is not required, although the earliness of the flowering season means that hand pollination is recommended. 

How to grow a Petit Muscat apricot tree in my garden - Our Care Guide for fruit trees will help you get the very best from your tree.

How to plant my apricot tree - Our How To Growing Tips section on our website has a video that will show you how.

What other apricot varieties will cross pollinate Petit Muscat  - All Apricots are self fertile but they do flower very early and may require hand pollination. This is done by brushing from flower to flower with a soft brush.

When is the best time to plant a apricot fruit tree - Container grown trees can be planted at any time of the year. Bare Root apricot trees can only be planted between the months of November - April.

Planting distance for apricot trees - All fruit trees are grafted onto a rootstock. It is the rootstock that determines how big the apricot tree will grow into. There is a rootstock guide on the left hand side of all fruit tree product pages that explains this. As tall as the tree will grow into would be the planting distance. Example Montclare will grow to 3 metres when mature. So a spacing of between 3 metres would be required.

Can I grow a apricot tree in a pot - All fruit trees will be happy growing in a large container. A pot around 50-60cm is ideal. There is more information on growing fruit trees in containers in our FAQ page.

How do I prune a fruit tree - Our Care Guide explains the basic principles of fruit tree pruning.