Apricots

 

Apricot Varieties for Box Elder County

(listed in order of maturity dates)

Tomcot – light orange color with trace of blush. Fruit medium to large, orange, firm flesh. Dessert quality. Tree is vigorous, early bloomer. Zone 4

Goldbar – light yellow-orange fruit with some blush. Very large fruit, good dessert quality. Vigorous tree that flowers heavily but sets light crop. Zone 4

Goldcot – an open-pollinated seedling of Perfection. Fruit is medium-sized, nearly round. Skin color is golden and moderately tough. Flesh is firm and medium-orange in color. Somewhat self-fruitful. Zone 4-5

Goldrich – Large, oval fruit develops a waxy bright orange ground color. Flesh is deep orange, firm with a fine texture. Resistant to winter injury. Requires pollinator, not Perfection. Zone 5

Rival – Large, oval fruit. Skin is light orange and develops a blush on exposed cheeks. Mildly flavored deep orange flesh. Vigorous, productive tree which requires cross pollination. Flowers early and may not pollinate well with later flowering varieties. Zone 5

Perfection – Large, oval to oblong fruit. Flesh and skin color clear, yellow-orange to deep orange at full maturity. Good quality, texture and flavor. Very hardy. Zone 4

Chinese (Mormon) – early bearing, heavy producing, good quality with medium to large fruit. Skin and flesh color are yellow to medium-orange. Good flavor and texture. Self-fruitful, pollinates other apricot varieties. Blooms late avoiding damage from late frost. Pit can be dried, cracked open, yielding a sweet edible nut. Zone 4

Moorpark – A large yellow, juicy, sweet tasting fruit good fresh, or for canning and drying. Very productive. Self-pollinating, good pollinator for late varieties. Zone 4

Tilton – Leading commercial variety for drying and canning. Medium to small fruit with fine flavor. Golden yellow with a dark red blush. Zone 4