Apricot Trees

by Digby_Adams

Grow your own apricot trees and you'll love the rich taste of this very healthy fruit.

Once you've tasted a home-grown apricot and perhaps dried some for yourself, you'll never want to be without your very own apricot tree. As with all fruit trees, the apricot tree puts on a Spring show for you as well. The fluffy and fragrant blossoms are the perfect hint of the delicious apricot treats to come in the near future. You'll have lots to choose from this article includes Moorpark Apricot tree, as well as the Chinese, Titlton, Gold Got, Tom Cat, Gold Kist Apricot, and Golden Sweet Apricot.

Moorpark Apricot Trees

Beautifuly flowering apricot tree

moorpark apricot fruit

Moorpark Apricot Tree
Plant this apricot tree if you want large juicy apricots that resemble peaches. You'll need a space with lots of sun - about 6 to 8 hours a day. Give the Moorpark Apricot Tree some room to grow as well. It can reach 15 to 25 feet tall. But your reward will be an interesting ornamental tree that produces gorgeous Spring blossoms and healthy and delicious fruit will delight your senses and tummy. Moorpark doesn't require a pollinator, so plant it alone as an ornamental if you choose. Widely adaptable you can plant it if you live in Zones 4-8. Available from Nature Hills Nursery. Learn More.

Tomcat Apricot Trees

Consistent and productive apricot tree

Tomcat Apricot Tree
You can expect to harvest fruit in mid-June. Tomcat apricots are very sweet and wonderful eaten fresh. You can grow a Tomcat Apricot tree if you live in Zones 4 - 8 and have a large sunny spot in your landscape. Give it some room, because you can expect it to grow from 15 feet to 25 feet. Just beware that apricot trees are often some of the first fruit trees to bloom in the Spring, so they can get caught in an early frost. The apricot meat is creamy yellow without any blush. It is self-pollinating, but you do get more apricots if you pair it with another apricot tree. It has a medium-sized pit that doesn't attach to the meat. Available from Nature Hills Nursery. Learn More.

Apricot and Lemon Pie

Lemons give this apricot pie a fresh taste.

Tilton Apricot Trees

Loved for its delicious taste!

Tilton Apricot Tree
I grow fruit so that I can can it during the peak harvest month, when the fresh fruit is at its most flavorful. Then when the dark winter months arrive, I have the delicious flavor of fresh fruit. If this is your motivation, then you definitely want to include a Tilton apricot tree in your garden. If you have a private orchard, it definitely belongs there. Tilton apricots are generally considered to be the most flavorful for canning, drying or freezing. The Tilton apricot tree is dependable and produces limbs heavy with fruit. It blooms in early April and produces apricots in late June and July. It is very hardy and resists frost. You'll need lots of space in full sun because it can grow to be as tall as 25 feet. Grows in Zones 5 - 9. Available from Nature Hills Nursery. Learn More.

Gold Cot Apricot Trees

Semi-Dwarf Variety

Gold Cot Apricot Tree
Want to grow an apricot tree, but don't have room for a tall tall tree? Well then grow a Gold Cot apricot tree. It's a semi-dwarf so it'll top out at about 18 feet. A nice compromise. You'll still have the impact of a fruit tree in your landscape, but it won't overwhelm it. Plus you'll get some very tasty apricots. You'll have to be in Zones 4 - 8 and have a fairly large space with lots of sun.

It's not a great fruit tree for a beginner to grow, because it ripens early in the season. So if you're in an area subject to a late frost, you'll have to know what to do. You also have to thin the fruit as it begins ripen to get the most and best apricots. Not sure what this entails? Check out the video below. Available from Nature Hills. Learn More.

How to Thin Apricots on the Tree

Updated: 10/19/2012, Digby_Adams
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WriterArtist on 05/13/2013

It's a great idea to have your own apricot tree in your home garden. I wonder if it is possible in India.

sheilamarie on 10/17/2012

Sounds like a great idea -- apricots are so yummy!

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