Perfection Apricot is a very productive and hardy tree and one of the finest of the commercial apricots. Fruit is very large with bright orange-yellow skin and flesh and performs very well in areas where late spring frosts are a problem.
Site and Soil: 1/2 day to full sun and well drained soil
Pollination Requirements: Perfection does require an additional alternate variety as a pollinizer for fruit production
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 25º F
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height
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 in the Pacific Northwest.
USDA Zone: 4
Sunset Western Zone: 4-6
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not Listed