Prunus armeniaca ‘Early Moorpark’ is bearing ripe Apricots in Edinburgh. A combination of climatic effects probably allowed these fruits to fully develop; the warm autumn of 2006 to ripen the wood; the warm temperatures of March / April when the blossom was self fertilised. Growing on a south west facing wall the root zone is in a rain shadow area in the lea of the roof.

Prunus persica c.v.: As you cross the Tay in Aberfeldy look down from the bridge to the north west bank. A peach stone tossed down probably 20 – 25 years ago is producing a prolific crop of ripening fruit. Again a sheltered spot for this Chinese native to thrive.