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Varieties for Utah: Apricot


 

Variety Harvest Time Uses Fruit Size Pollination Zone
Autumn Glo Aug- Sept Fresh consumption Medium Self- pollinating 4-6
Blenheim (Royal) Late Jun-Jul Fresh consumption, canning, and dried Medium to large Self-pollinating 4-8
Chinese (Mormon) Late Jun-Jul Fresh consumption and the pit can be dried, cracked open, sweet edible nut inside Medium to large Self-pollinating 4-7
Flavor Giant Early Jul Fresh consumption and canning Very large Self- pollinating 5-8
Goldbar June- Jul Baking Very large Requires cross pollination 4-8
Goldcot Early Jul Fresh consumption and canning Medium Self-pollinating

4-8
Goldrich Early Jul Baking, fresh consumption, and dried Large Requires cross pollination 5-8
Harcot Mid Jul Baking,and canning Medium to large Self- pollinating 5-7
Moorpark (Wantchee) Mid Jul Fresh consumption, canning, and dried Large Self pollinating 5-9
Perfection (Goldbeck) Early Jul Baking, canning, dried, and preserves Large Requires cross pollination 4-7
Pudget Gold Early Aug Fresh consumption, canning, and dried Large Self-pollinating 4-9
Rival Early Jul Fresh consumption, dried, and preserves Large Requires cross pollination 5-8
Tilton Jul Fresh consumption, canning, and dried Medium Self- pollinating 5-9
Tomcot Jun Baking Meduim to large Partly self- pollinating 4-8


Autumn Glow–  Medium sized fruit that ripens late August to early September. Considered to be a great tasting apricot, good to eat fresh.   Self- pollinating. Zone 4-6.

Blenheim (Royal) – Medium to large freestone fruit. Sweet, aromatic and flavorful. Ripens in late June- July. Excellent fresh, dried, or canned. Self-pollinating. Zone 4-8

Chinese (Mormon) – Medium to large fruit. Skin and flesh color are yellow to medium-orange. Ripens in late June- July. Good flavor and texture.  Blooms late avoiding damage from late frost. Pit can be dried, cracked open, yielding a sweet edible nut. Heavy producing. Self- pollinating, pollinates other apricots varieties. Zone 4-7

Flavor Giant– Extra-large, freestone apricot with a firm texture and mild flavor. Ripens in early July. Fruit good for eating and canning.  Self-pollinating. Zone 5-8

Goldbar – Very large, light yellow-orange fruit with some blush. Ripens in June- July. Good dessert quality apricot. Vigorous tree that flowers heavily but sets light crop. Requires cross pollination. Zone 4-8

Goldcot –  Medium, freestone, nearly round golden skin, moderately tough. Flesh is firm and medium-orange in color. Ripens in early July. The fruit has a deep, tangy flavor, perfect for fresh eating or canning.  Consistently productive. Cold-hardy. Self-pollinating. Zone 4-8.

Goldrich – Large, oval fruit develops a waxy bright orange ground color. Flesh is deep orange, firm with a fine texture. Ripens in early July.  Resistant to winter injury. Excellent for fresh eating, drying and cooking.  Tree is vigorous, productive and hardy.  Requires a pollinator, not Perfection. Zone 5-8

Harcot- Medium-to-large fruit is orange with a red blush. Sweet juicy rick flavor, great for baking and preserves. Ripens mid-July. Self- pollinating. Zone 5-7

Moorpark (Wantchee)-  Large, freestone, oval fruit with a light yellow-orange skin. Yellow flesh with excellent flavor for fresh eating, drying and caning.  Ripens in mid July. Very productive. Ripens in mid-July. Self-pollinating and a good pollinator for late varieties. Zone 5-9

Perfection (Goldbeck) – Large, oval to oblong fruit. Flesh and skin yellow-orange to deep orange at full maturity. Good quality, texture and flavor. Ripen in early July. Great for baking, canning, dried, and in preserves. Requires cross pollination and will not pollinate Goldrich. Very hardy. Zone 4-7

Puget Gold – Large, elongated fruit. Ripens in early August. Good for eating, canning, and drying.  Sets and sizes fruit in cool, frosty, spring weather where others fail. Self- pollinating. Zone 4-9

Rival – Large, oval fruit. Skin is light orange and develops a blush on exposed cheeks. Mildly flavored deep orange flesh. Ripens in early July. Fruit is good eaten, dried, and in preserves. Vigorous, productive tree which requires cross pollination. Flowers early and may not pollinate well with later flowering varieties. Zone 5-8

Tilton-  Medium,  which has a golden yellow skin with a dark red blush. Firm, golden flesh with distinctive flavor. Ripens in July.  A vigorous tree which typically bears a large crop. Very hardy and resistant to late frost. Excellent for fresh eating, drying, desserts, and canning. Self- pollinating.  Zone 5-9

Tomcat – Medium to large light orange color with trace of blush with orange, firm flesh. Ripen in June. Dessert quality. Tree is vigorous, early bloomer.  Partly self-pollinating. Zone 4-8