Hunza Apricot is a valuable variety from northwest Pakistan where it grows wild in the Hunza Valley. Fruits are deliciously sweet and flavorful and dry well on the tree. Hunza is also valued for its kernels that are eaten and reported to be very healthful.
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: A semi-dwarf rootstock for Plums and other stone fruits, Citation produces trees 12′-18′ in height or less.
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: 12-18 ft. in height
Fruit Skin: Orange
Bloom Time: March
Ripening Time: July
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: 4-9