APRICOT - NEWCASTLE 6 LITRE
Prunus armeniaca 'Newcastle'
This small to medium sized round, soft flesh juicy fruit has fantastic flavour. It has light orange/yellow red tinged skin. Newcastle produces good crops and may need thinning. It ripens in November and is self fertile and is popular with home gardeners. It is extremely versatile - use either fresh or cooked.
Maturity: Late November.
Fruit size: Small to medium.
Fruit shape: Round.
Skin: Yellow/orange with a red tinge.
Flesh colour: Pale orange.
Flavour: Sweet and juicy, fantastic flavour.
Chill: Low chill - suited to coastal areas.
Yield: Highly productive.
Pollinators: Self fertile.
Tree shape: Deciduous dense spreading tree.
Flower: White/pinkish flowers with 5 petals and many stamens in Spring.
Height: Small 8-12m.
Leaf colour: Green with a red tinge.
Growing conditions: Prefers a mediterranean climate.
Cultivation notes: Requires good water over the growing season. Is frost sensitive. Plant in full sun with fertile well drained soils. Fruit may need thinning to increase overall fruit size.
Harvest notes: Pick when firm. If fruit is unripe store at room temperature in a dark place. Once fully ripe fruit will last 1-4 days in a plastic bag in the fridge. Handle carefully as fruit bruises easily.