It is the tree that is dwarf not the fruit
The lovely apricot tree is not only prized for its flavoursome fruit but also for its elegant form and heart shaped leaves. Apricots are hardy and generally more disease resistant than other fruit trees. Apricots grow to a medium- sized, multi-branched spreading tree and should be planted in full sun and in well-drained soil enriched with plenty of organic compost. They thrive in localities with a long dry spring but care should be taken with site selection as apricots bloom very early and frosts may damage the flowers.
Dwarf Apricot (New Line)
Dwarf fruit trees are an excellent addition for the home gardener who is short on space. Dwarf fruit trees can be planted approximately 2 metres apart which allows for more varieties to be planted within a small area.
It is the tree that is dwarf not the fruit. The fruit produced on these dwarfed trees are of normal size and have the same characteristics of normal fruit trees. Dwarf fruit trees are excellent for container growing. Their restricted size makes them ideal for growing on balconies and in tiny backyards. They require a sunny position for most of the day. Choose an area with good circulation that does not become too hot.
Tips - Care of apricots
Thinning:- For large healthy fruit, thin developing apricots by gently removing fruit to every 5-8cm along the branches. This promotes plumper and juicer fruit.
Fertilising:- Avoid fertilizing apricot trees as this only encourages weak growth. This then may make the tree more susceptible to disease and insect infestation.