Autumn Royal Apricot Fruit Tree
Extend your season with the Autumn Royal Apricot Fruit Tree! The fruit is medium to large and has yellow skin to pale orange, firm juicy flesh. This apricot has quality similar to the Blenheim and is valuable for fresh eating, canning, or drying. Autumn Royal is not recommended for climates with desert-like summer heat but will thrive in mild climates. Cold Hardy to USDA Zone 4-8.
Delectably sweet and tender, fully ripe Apricots are a unique taste treat. Difficult to ship when ripe, Apricots are best grown at home or purchased from a local farmer. Apricots like half day to full day sun, well drained soil, and begin bearing in 2-3 years. To help prevent disease problems, spray with copper in fall and again in winter and early spring during dry spells.
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Latin Name: Prunus armeniaca
Site and Soil: 1/2 day to full sun and well drained soil
Rootstock Description: Grafted on Lovell Peach rootstock. Lovell Peach is very hardy and well adapted to different soil types.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile, but benefits from cross-pollination with another Apricot.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 8-10 ft. in height
Taste: Juicy, sweet
Fruit Skin: Yellow to pale orange
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: July-August
Yield: 50+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Spraying with copper in the fall before the rainy season begins can help prevent bacterial canker. Spray again during dry spells in winter and spring. Apricots are usually not bothered by insects.
USDA Zone: 4-8