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Pixie-Cot Dwarf Apricot

Prunus armeniaca 'Pixie-Cot'
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POS ID: 113662
A compact variety with early ripening fruit, the Pixie Cot bears sweet medium sized fruit that are yellow with a deep orange blush. This tree is generally one of the earliest ripening and this is more difficult to grow in regions with late season frost and low temperatures.
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Container Size:
5 gallon
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Quick Facts

  • Semi-dwarf variety
  • Self-fruitful
  • Perfect for container growth

Details

A compact variety with early ripening fruit, the Pixie Cot bears sweet medium sized fruit that are yellow with a deep orange blush. This tree is generally one of the earliest ripening and this is more difficult to grow in regions with late season frost and low temperatures.

Weight: 18 lbs

Container Size: 5 gallon

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About This Plant

Type

Edibles

Edible Type

Fruit

Leaf Color

Green

Flowering

Insignificant flowering

Mature Height

Up to 120 inches

Mature Width

Up to 96 inches

Features

Semi-dwarf variety, late bloomer, early harvester

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Deciduous

Leaf Time of Year

Spring, Summer, Fall

Bloom Time

Spring

Bloom Color

White

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
If soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care Description
Thin out fruit early in season to increase size and quality. Prune tree to size accordingly to needs.

Effort of Care

Moderate

Soil Type

Average, well drained

Growth Rate

Moderate

Light Needs

This plant requires full sun for optimal fruit production.

Water Needs

Water regularly, reduce amount once mature.

Disease and Pests

Generally disease and pest resistant. Susceptible to bacterial canker, shot hole fungus, brown rot and peach twig borer.

USDA Hardiness Zone

6

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