Semi-dwarf on Citation rootstock.
Chill hours: 600
Harvest: June 10 - June 20
Looks: Large, orange fruit with firm, sweet flesh.
Personality: Orange colored and slightly glossy skin with a trace of blush on the side that is exposed to the sun. The pit is medium-large and freestone.
Facts of note: Early harvest, this is one of the most consistently productive apricots. Originated at Prosser, WA, introduced in 1989.
Pollination: Partly self-fruitful; biggest crops if cross-pollinated by another apricot.
The most consistently productive apricot variety at Dave Wilson Nursery 1992-97. One of the earliest ripening fruits, 2-3 weeks before Wenatchee Moorpark. Because it blooms so early, it's most productive in areas where they get enough chill hours, but killing frosts are over before they bloom. Needs well-drained, moderately fertile soil. Thin fruit early in season to maximize size and quality. Susceptible to bacterial canker, shot hole fungus, brown rot and peach twig borer. Harvest 2nd year. Citation Rootstock is tolerant of wet soil, induces early dormancy in dry soil, is very winter hardy, resists root knot nematodes, and produces a 12'-18' tree. By pruning you can keep your tree at any height. Pat. No. 7034.
Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties -- Almond, Mulberry, Walnut, Persimmon, and Jujube -- that will not arrive until mid-January. If you order any of those varieties along with varieties that arrive in mid-December, your order will be delayed for shipment until mid-January unless you ask us to split your shipments and agree to pay any additional shipping charges resulting from two separate shipments.
Check out our Fruit Tree Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.