Tilton Apricot Fruit Tree
Tilton Apricot Fruit Tree produces exquisitely sweet, medium sized, heart-shaped, golden yellow fruit with a dark-red blush on vigorous, productive trees. This is one of the best varieties for canning though it is delicious fresh as well. Apricots generally require about 600 chill hours below 45º F.
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
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile, but benefits from cross-pollination with another Apricot.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height
Taste: Very sweet
Fruit Skin: Golden-yellow with a dark red blush
Bloom Time: March
Ripening Time: August
Yield: 50+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Brown rot resistant. 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: 5-9