NewsPlant of the Month March - the Spring Cherry
This year the spring cherry is our insider tip among the early bloomers....
An apple a day is known to keep the doctor away. And if you fancy bringing a little more variety into your garden vitamin store, there's no need to limit yourself to the usual fruit trees such as pear, cherry and plum. For example the sweet and juicy fruits of the peach and apricot trees can also thrive in these latitudes, far from the Mediterranean, if the right location is chosen.
Plant apricots (Prunus armeniaca) and peaches (Prunus persica) in a protected place in your garden. This reduces the risk of the relatively early flowering of these fruit trees being damaged by late frosts. You can also do the following to protect the fruit blossom:
With the popularity of fruit trees in private gardens, the choice of varieties is also increasing. There are certain peach and apricot trees that are ideal for our weather conditions, due to their tendency to flower late, or just by being especially resistant. We recommend, among others: the peach varieties: 'Benedicte' and 'Revita', as well as the apricot varieties: 'Nancy' and 'Hargrand'.
In addition to winter protection, the following must be observed for peach and apricot trees:
We wish you every success in planting and a tasty harvest!