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Bare Root Apricots
The first apricots came from China or Siberia. The fruit is a great favorite today, but apricot trees are one of the most difficult of the stone fruits to grow due to their early blooming period. Therefore, areas without late frosts are more suitable for apricots. Modern breeding, however, has attempted to increase the growing zone for these tasty fruits.
Tomcot has been proven to be extremely reliable at Dave Wilson Nursery in the Central Valley of California. Several varieties with a later bloom time have been developed in Canada, for example, Harglow and Harcot. A sturdy row cover can be put in place after the tree has blossomed to protect it from frost and wind. Under those circumstances, having a smaller tree is beneficial which also helps when it comes to harvesting. Most of the varieties we offer are self-fruitful, although two varieties will provide the biggest crop.
Pixie-Cot 'TM' Miniature Apricot
Genetic semi-dwarf compact tree with medium sized, fine quality fruit. Will grow to about ten feet without pruning. The first miniature apricot that meets the "Flavor Test" at Dave Wilson Nursery. The fruit is ripe around June 1 in California's Central Valley. Estimated chill requirement is 500 hours. Available on Cit.
Autumn Royal Apricot - Standard
Medium to large oval fruit with yellow skin and orange cheek. Pale orange, firm, juicy flesh. Qualilty similar to Blenheim. Great for fresh eating, canning or drying. Not recommended for areas with desert-like summer heat. Ripens in September. 500 hours. Self-fruitful. Available on Mari.
Brittany Gold Apricot - Semi-dwarf
A very consistent producer and proven to perform in tough climates where no other apricots do. Large, firm, sweet fruit has an extremely long season for an apricot, hanging on the tree for two weeks or more at the end of July. 500 hours. Self-fruitful. Pat. no. 13504 (Zaiger). Available on Cit.
Blenheim (Royal) Apricot - Semi-dwarf
All-purpose freestone, sweet, aromatic, flavorful. Long-time no. 1 apricot in California. Early bloom. Late June/early July harvest. 400 hours or less. Self-fruitful. Available on Cit.
Chinese (Mormon) Apricot - Semi-dwarf
Very cold and frost hardy apricot tree, sets heavy crops. Fruit is small to medium size, golden with red blush. Clingstone flesh is firm and flavorful. Recommended for difficult, spring frost prone climates. Ripens late June to early July. 700 hours. Self-fruitful. Available on Cit.
Earli Autumn Apricot - Semi-dwarf
Late blooming and late maturing, this apricot ripens in August. Medium sized fruit is light bronze over yellow, the flesh is sweet and firm, colored light yellow. Self-fruitful. 500 hours or less. Patent No. 9937 (Zaiger). Available on Cit
Gold Kist Apricot - Standard
Excellent backyard apricot for warm winter climates. Freestone, with excellent sweet/tart flavor. Heavy bearing. Produces better than Katy in areas with mildest winters. Early June harvest, three to four weeks before Blenheim. 300 hours. Self-fruitful. (Zaiger) Available on Nema.
Gold Kist Apricot - Semi-dwarf
Excellent backyard apricot for warm winter climates. Freestone, with excellent sweet/tart flavor. Heavy bearing. Produces better than Katy in areas with mildest winters. Early June harvest, three to four weeks before Blenheim. 300 hours. Self-fruitful. (Zaiger) Available on Cit.
Harglow Apricot - Semi-dwarf
Late blooming, productive apricot tree, proven in coastal northwestern climates. Originated in Canada. Medium size fruit with bright orange skin is sometimes blushed red. Orange freestone flesh is firm, sweet, flavorful. Resistant to perennial canker and brown rot, resists cracking. Ripens early, approximately mid to late June in central California. 800 hours. Self-fruitful. Available on Cit.
Helena Apricot - Standard NEW FOR 2017!
Big and juicy, with deeper orange skin than most apricots. The freestone flesh is firm and sweet. Ideal for fresh eating. Ripens in early June. Self-fruitful. 500 hours. Available on Mari.
Lorna Apricot - Semi-dwarf
This variety is a favorite that has not been available for the past few years and we are happy to have it back. A prolific producer of large, sweet, finely textured, very flavorful fruit. Ripens in mid June. 300-400 hours. Self-fruitful. Available on Kry.
Tomcot Apricot - Standard
The most consistently productive apricot variety at Dave Wilson Nursery 1992-97. Large, orange fruit with firm, sweet flesh. Early harvest (late May, early June). 500 hours or less. Partly self-fruitful; biggest crops if cross-pollinated by another apricot. Pat. No. 7034. Available on Myro.
Tomcot Apricot - Semi-dwarf
The most consistently productive apricot variety at Dave Wilson Nursery 1992-97. Large, orange fruit with firm, sweet flesh. Early harvest (late May, early June). 500 hours or less. Partly self-fruitful; biggest crops if cross-pollinated by another apricot. Pat. No. 7034. Available on Cit.
Ume Shiro-Kaga Flowering and Fruiting Apricot - Standard ON SALE!
Apricot used for pickling and ornamental bloom. Single white flowers with spicy fragrance bloom from late January to early February. Fruit is 3/4 to 1" in diameter and ripens in mid May. 250 hours. Self-fruitful. Available on Mari.