Montrose Apricot Fruit Tree
In 1952 a farmer named Lloyd Rosenvold found a seedling apricot growing in Montrose, Colorado where temperatures commonly reach 30 below zero. He took seedlings from this tree and grew them out in Idaho and named the best tasting one ‘Montrose’. The Montrose Apricot Fruit Tree is extremely cold hardy, resists late frost, freestone, and delicious! Fruit has a red blush, ripens late and has a sweet edible pit!
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
RootstockDescription: 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
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: July-August
Yield: 50+ lbs.
USDA Zone: 4-8
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.