One of the most reliable apricots for regions with moderate winters and hot summers, 'Patterson' is a popular cultivar in the Southwest United States. Like most modern apricots, it is a selection of Prunus armeniaca, a native of Northeast China that has been cultivated there for more than 3,000 years.
This vigorous small to medium-sized tree has spreading branches studded with short spur-like branchlets. The oval, bright green leaves have serrated edges and reddish purple petioles...
(Apricot, Perfection Apricot)
This apricot forms an attractive, small to medium-sized tree with a broad canopy of bright green leaves on upright branches. Its showy, pink flowers bloom abundantly in early spring, and yield an early summer crop of large, firm, golden fruit which is slightly fuzzy to the touch. ‘Perfection’ is a late-blooming variety which makes it less susceptible to damaging spring frosts. It is sometimes grafted onto plum or peach rootstock to produce dwarf or semi-dwarf forms.
Apricots prefer sunny conditions...
(Apricot, Puget Gold Apricot)
Developed by Washington State University, this apricot does well in frosty damp springs, making it ideal for gardens in the Northwest, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast United States. Like most modern apricots, it is a selection of Prunus armeniaca, a native of Northeast China that has been cultivated there for more than 3,000 years.
This vigorous small tree has spreading branches studded with short spur-like branchlets. The oval, bright green leaves have serrated edges and reddish...
This vigorous, productive apricot bears an early crop of large, oval fruits whose smooth, orange skin is attractively blushed with red. Their flesh is fine-textured and delicious, with just a hint of acidity. The small to medium-sized, deciduous trees display showy, white to pale-pink flowers in early spring, and may be susceptible to killing frosts in colder regions. ‘Rival’ is not self-fruitful, and needs another early-blooming pollinator in order to set its tasty fruit. Recommended pollinator...
One of the few apricot cultivars that weathers the bitter winters of the Northern Plains States, 'Scout' was introduced in 1937 by the Dominion Experimental Station, Morden, Manitoba. It was raised from seed imported from Manchuria in 1930. Unlike most modern apricots, which are selections of Prunus armeniaca, it probably descends from Manchurian apricot (P. mandshurica) or Siberian apricot (P. sibirica).
This vigorous, rounded, small to medium-sized...
One of the few apricot cultivars that survives and bears fruit in the the harsh climes of the Upper Midwest United States, 'Sungold' was introduced in 1961 by the University of Minnesota. Unlike most modern apricots, which are selections of Prunus armeniaca, it descends from hybrids of Manchurian and Siberian apricot, P. mandshurica and P. sibirica.
This vigorous, small to medium-sized tree has upright branches studded with short spur-like branchlets....
(Apricot, Wenatchee Moorpark Apricot)
This is a modern hybrid of a very ancient tree that has been in cultivation for over five thousand years. Its point of origin is believed to be somewhere in Asia Minor. Known as either Wenatchee or Moorpark bears large fruit on a medium sized tree with a broad canopy. Large oval bright green leaves are held on upright branches. This variety is often grafted onto plum or peach rootstock in dwarf, semi-dwarf and full sized forms.
The pink flowers of this apricot tree blooms so early that frost...
David L. Morgan
An ancient hybrid escaped from gardens, cherry plum is a small, rounded deciduous tree found throughout southern Europe and southwestern Asia. In spring, it covers itself with white or light pink flowers. They are followed by small round edible plums. The gray-barked trunk and branches are sometimes spiny. This tree is best known in cultivation by its purple-leaved forms such as 'Thundercloud' and 'Krauter Vesuvius'.
This heat-tolerant plum needs well-drained but moist soil and full sun. Being...