Flavor Giant Apricot
One of the earliest fruits of the year and one of the tastiest too! Flavor Giant Apricot produces huge crops of the largest apricots we’ve ever seen. Orange skin and flesh has a sweet-tart, well balanced flavor. Ripens in late June here in Oregon and requires a mild climate without late frosts in order to set good crops.
Delectably sweet and tender, fully ripe Apricots are a unique tasty 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.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 25º F
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-15 ft. in height
Taste: Sweet-tart, balanced flavor
Fruit Skin: Orange
Bloom Time: March
Ripening Time: 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