Late Blooming Apricots

Alfred Apricot. Late blooming.

Autumn Royal Apricot. Late blooming.

Brookcot Apricot. Late blooming.

Debbie’s Gold Apricot. Late blooming.

Flavourcot Apricot. Claimed to be late flowering.

Goldcot Apricot. Late blooming.

Harcot Apricot. One of the best tasting. Medium to large fruit. The taste of Harcot is like a sweet yellow nectarine with very mild acid, truly outstanding. Resists brown rot and perennial canker. Frost hardy late bloom. 700 hours.

Harglow Apricot. The firm sweet, flavorful fruit is medium to large. Late blooming, early ripening, self-fertile. It shows some resistance to brown rot and canker. Frost hardy late bloom. 700 hours.

Hargrand Apricot. As good as or better tasting than Harcot. Extremely hardy and resistant to brown rot, bacterial spot, perennial canker, and peach leaf curl. Partially self-pollinating. The best performer year after year. The size is outstanding, and the trees tend to live for quite a while.

Harlayne Apricot. Not as good tasting as Harglow. Blooms late. Ripens late.

Harogem Apricot. The tree is consistently productive, cold hardy, and resistant to perennial canker and brown rot.

Henderson Apricot. Late blooming.

Hungarian Rose Apricot. Late blooming.

Hunza – Very sweet, small fruit, very late blooming tree, but is not recomended because of disease problems.

Jerseycot Apricot. It was the most consistently productive apricot selection in the breeders collection. Flavor is not great. Fruit soften quickly and drop fast.

John Bonn Small Apricot. A selection of the Door County Apricot from Wisconsin. This strain is cold hardy, self-fertile, and quite inbred.

Kazakh Apricot. Late blooming.

Manchurian Apricot. Late blooming.

Montrose Apricot. Both self-fertile and late blooming with brown rot and canker resistance. Sweet and flavorful apricots that are semi-freestone. Sweet kernal. Late summer ripening. Hardy. About the most reliable in the PNW.

Moongold Apricot. Very hardy. Blooms in late April.

Orangered Apricot. Has a higher chill requirement than most apricots.

Perfection Apricot. A late blooming apricot tree with a low winter chill requirement.

Pioneer Chinese Apricot. This late-blooming variety is especially well-adapted to cooler climates and higher elevations. Golden-yellow fruits, ripening in late summer, have a reddish blush, and are sweet, firm and juicy. The pit is also edible.

Precious Apricot. Late blooming.

Puget Gold Apricot – Officially named and introduced by Washington State University (WSU). It sets and sizes fruit in cool frosty spring weather where all other varieties fail. The prolific bearing tree produces large elongated fruit. The tree blooms in early March and the fruit ripens in early August. A natural semi-dwarf, the tree can easily be maintained at 15′ height and spacing. It’s self-fertile.

Scout Apricot. Developed in Morden, Manitoba in 1937. Blooms in early May, when the danger of a late frost is considerably lower. It is self-fertile, but produces more fruit with a pollinator. Hardy to -40°F.

Sugar Pearls Apricot. White flesh. A new US variety being marketed by Gurney and Henry Fields. It is later blooming than all other varieties. It endures mid-winter thaws and spring freezes quite well.

Sungold Apricot. Blooms in late April and requires another variety, such as ‘Moongold’, as a pollinator. very hardy.

Sulphany Apricot. White Fleshed. Very hardy and reported to have a fine flavor like Riesling wine. Late blooming. Self-fertile. Zone 3-7

Tardirouge Apricot. Late blooming.

Tilton Apricot. Late blooming. Self-pollinating and a great pollinator for other varieties.

Tlor-Tsiran apricot. (Prunus dasycarpa) “This is a selection of an unusual naturally occurring hybrid of apricot, P. armeniaca and myroblan plum, P. cerasifera from central Asia. We tasted it in Russia at the Krymsk Station near the Caucasus mountain range and enjoyed the flavor. The skin of the delicious, oval fruit is fuzzy like an apricot but is a dark purple. The tree is self-fertile, somewhat brown rot resistant and very winter hardy. The leaves are smaller and narrower, more like its plum parent. The flesh is a pretty marbled red and yellow.”

Westcot Apricot. A very hardy apricot that does best in cooler climates. The flesh is juicy, sweet and freestone. Ripens in mid-season. self-fertile. Zone 2-6

Westley Apricot. This self fertile apricot from Northern California is excellent eaten fresh and particularly prized dried. The medium to large fruit has orange flesh and good flavor. It blooms and ripens in the late season. It has looked good in trials at the WSU Mt. Vernon station in Western Washington.

Zard Apricot. Central Asian cultivar. Exceptionally late blooming, and it tastes fantastic to boot. It typically blooms about 7 to 10 days later than the latest European-type apricots. Unfortunately it also is unproductive, soft, with chewy skin, prone to rot, and the skin gets cat facing/scarring on it most years. Zard is reported to be more tolerant of frost and have a higher heat requirement than other apricots.

Zimostoikii Apricot. Late blooming.


Velvaglo and Goldcot are resistant to brown rot.

Yakimene Apricot. a very large white apricot which is very easy to grow in terms of disease resistance, firmess, etc. The flavor is a mild sweet melon-like flavor, quite nice. Much larger than Tomcot and all of my other white apricots are much smaller. This is only my second white apricot which I would call growable in my climate; the other one is Afghanistan. I also have several other white cots; none of them are being very productive, another big problem I have had with the white cots. The Yakimene and Afghanistan look to be at least “OK” on the productivity side.

Moniqui. It is not quite as tasty as the very best (Zard and Canadian White Blenheim), and its not as productive as most of the common commercial apricots today, but it is an excellent flavored fruit that is looking to be very reliable. I have had big problems with splitting, rotting, and other skin disorders on white apricots, but the Moniqui are looking nearly clean — only a touch of peach scab.

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