Britain’s Largest Apricot Tree

Britain's largest apricot tree in St Andrews Botanic Garden.
Britain’s largest apricot tree in its autumnal glory.
Bright sunshine and clear blue skies followed a downpour this morning and I caught this picture in St Andrews Botanic Garden. At 7m tall and 1.24m in girth this is Britain’s largest apricot tree, in all its autumnal glory.

This particular apricot tree, an example of the species Prunicus armeniaca, was grown from seed obtained from the Botanical Garden in Riga and was planted in the 1970s. Apparently the fruit is good for jam and dries well.

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