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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 and sensitivity to frost, wind, rain and other adverse weather conditions, any of which can result in blossom or fruit drop. Therefore, areas without late frosts are more suitable. However, there are ways to increase the chances for success in growing these tasty fruits.
Tomcot has been proven to be an extremely reliable producer at Dave Wilson Nursery in the Central Valley of California. A few varieties with a later bloom time have been developed such as Harglow and Harcot from Canada and Earli Autumn from Zaiger. In addition, a sturdy row cover can be put over the tree after it 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.
Autumn Glo Apricot - Semi-dwarf
Extend the apricot season with this large, sweet apricot. Autumn Glo ripens in early August. The freestone fruit is great for eating as well as drying. 500 hours or less. Patent No. 9864 (Zaiger). Self-fruitful. 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.
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.
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
Harcot Apricot - Standard
Outstanding apricot variety from Canada with frost hardy late bloom. Resists brown rot and perennial canker. Medium to large freestone fruit ripens mid June. Sweet, juicy, rich flavor - one of the best. 700 hours. Self-fruitful. Available on Myro.
Montrose Apricot - Semi-dwarf ON SALE!
Fruit is large with beautiful yellow skin and a red blush. Yellow flesh is sweet and very juicy. From Montrose, Colorado; very hardy and frost resistant. Pit is sweet and edible. Ripens in mid July after Chinese. 800 hours. Available on Cit.
Pixie-Cot 'TM' Miniature Apricot ON SALE!
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. Self-fruitful. Available on Cit.
Tilton Apricot - Standard
No. 1 apricot for canning, also used fresh and dried. Medium to large, firm, rich flavor; one of the best. Widely adapted; reported resistant to brown rot. Ripens in early July. 600 hours. Self-fruitful. 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-pollenized by another apricot. Pat. No. 7034. Available on Cit.
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-pollenized by another apricot. Pat. No. 7034. Available on Myro.