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!
Latin Name: Prunus armeniaca
Site and Soil: 1/2 day to full sun and well drained soil
RootstockDescription: Montrose Apricot is grafted on Lovell Peach rootstock, Lovell Peach is very hardy and well adapted to different soil types.
Pollination Requirements: Montrose is self-fertile, but benefits from cross-pollination with another Apricot like Puget Gold
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