Position – This hardy tree does best in full sun, but can tolerate frost for a time. The more sun they have, the more fruit they will produce so, while they can grow in the shade, they aren’t likely to be as productive.
Size – The charisma apricot tree will grow to between 2 and 7 metres in height, with a spread of 3 to 5 metres. So, when planting them, give them enough space to reach their maximum spread without hindrance.
Soil type – Well-draining soil is essential to prevent it from becoming infected with fungal diseases. Apricot trees in general, prefer slightly acidic soil.
Mulch – Enrich your soil, keep it moist, and protect the tree’s roots from sun damage by applying a layer of organic mulch around (but not touching) your charisma apricot tree. Use grass cuttings, straw, wood chips, old leaves, or pine needles as mulch.
Watering – This fruit tree requires a moderate amount of watering to thrive. Water it every second day for the first week after transplanting the young tree into your garden. After that, it should only need to be watered 2 or 3 times a week, unless there have been good rains. Ensure that the soil around the tree is dry before watering it again to prevent the roots from rotting.
Fertilising – Fertiliser is usually only necessary for this tree if your soil isn’t as nutritious and healthy as you’d like. Once it starts fruiting, you could add to its health and productivity by using a well-balanced fertiliser.
Pruning – Trim the canopy so that light can enter through it, ridding it of cluttering branches. Dead and diseased boughs should also be removed immediately, and the tree can be pruned to the desired size at any time if it grows too large for your space.
Harvesting – Keep an eye on your fruit and when the skin changes from green to yellow, they should be ready to pick – best enjoyed when they start to show a little red blush. They will ripen after being picked, too; just be sure to keep them out of direct sunlight.