Prunus armeniaca, Ansu Apricot
Zone
  5/3
Pollination
  self-fertile, self-sterile spp
Blooms
(overall) very early spp
pH
  6.1 - 7.3 (preferred), up to 7.8 (acceptable) spp

Ansu apricots are believed to be native to north north-east China and southern Mongolia.  Rainfall within the area increases from 0" to 2" during spring and peaks around 2.5" during summer.  Ansu has been extensively cultivated in drier regions in Central Asia and the mediterranean regions of the Middle East and Europe.  Disease resistant cultivars, particularly against brown rot and bacterial spot, will be necessary in wet climates.




Prunus mandshurica, Manchurian Apricot
Zone
  2
Pollination
  self-fertile, self-sterile spp
Blooms
(overall) very early spp
pH
  6.1 - 7.3 (preferred), up to 7.8 (acceptable) spp

Manchurian apricots are native to North Korea and the Manchurian region.  Rainfall within the area increases from 0" to 3" during spring and peaks at 3" to 6" during the summer.  This leads me to believe that their fruit are more resistant to disease, but no one really talks about them or their hybrids.




Prunus sibirica, Siberian Apricot
Zone
  2?
Pollination
  self-fertile, self-sterile spp
Blooms
(overall) very early spp
pH
  6.1 - 7.3 (preferred), up to 7.8 (acceptable) spp

Siberian apricots are native to the border of eastern Russian and east Asia.  It resides north of the native region of P. armeniaca and west of the native region of P. mandshurica with some overlap and hybridization with them both.  Rainfall within the majority of the area is dry, similar to P. armeniaca, but a reasonable portion experiences high rainfall as well.




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Ansu Apricot
Prunus armeniaca

Afghanistan

prices
Brought to the US from Iran in 1957.
Zone
:
5a   :   buds die below -20F
Ripens
🥝:
early-mid   :   after Monique and Lasgerdi Mashhad
Color
:
(white) light yellow skin

tender

Alfred

prices
Doty x Geneva.  Introduced in Geneva, New York (1965).
Zone
:
4a?   :   lower
Blooms
🌸:
mid-late
Ripens
🥝:
early-mid?   :   possibly a week or so after Tomcot

Apache

prices
developed in California
Zone
:
4a (3b)   :   damaged at -33F
Ripens
🥝:
very early

The fruit often drop when ripe, but they are resistant to bruising.

Autumn Glo

prices
Ripens
🥝:
late
Chill
:
500

Autumn Royal

prices
Ripens
🥝:
very late   :   up to a month later than Autumn Glo?
Chill
:
400

Blenheim

prices
Originated in France (early 1800's)
Ripens
🥝:
early-mid
Chill
:
400 or less
Afflictions
:
Very susceptible to brown rot.

Brittany Gold

prices
20ED49 x 80GE216.  Developed in California. PP13504 (2002)
Ripens
🥝:
early-mid? (mid)
Chill
:
500-700

firm / hangs well

Castlebrite

prices
Ripens
🥝:
early   :   at least a few days earlier than OrangeRed and Robada.

firm

Chinese Mormon

prices
Zone
:
4
Blooms
🌸:
mid-late
Ripens
🥝:
early-mid?
Chill
:
700
Stone
:
clingstone

edible kernel / firm

DR606

prices
Zone
:
3b?   :   lower
Blooms
🌸:
mid-late?
Ripens
🥝:
mid-late
Size
:
semi-dwarf?

firm

Earli Autumn

prices
Ripens
🥝:
late
Chill
:
500 or less

Early Blush

prices
RR17-62 x NJA13.  Developed in New Jersey. PP9255
Ripens
🥝:
very early

fruit soften rapidly

Florilege

prices
Ripens
🥝:
mid-late? (mid)   :   possibly early-mid
Afflictions
:
Resistant to brown rot and bacterial spot.

firm

Gold Kist

prices
Ripens
🥝:
early
Chill
:
200

Gold Kist is an inferior apricot when compared to others that ripen around the same time, however, its very low chill hour requirement may make it desirable for some.

Goldbar

prices
Goldrich x Blenril.  Introduced in Washington (1989).
Ripens
🥝:
early

firm

Goldcot

prices
Ripens
🥝:
early-mid? (early)   :   after Goldbar and Goldstrike

Golden Amber

prices
Blooms
🌸:
mid-late   :   Bloom begins early, but extends over a long period of time.  The last to emerge are among the latest.
Ripens
🥝:
early-mid
Chill
:
400

Golden Amber's production is somewhat irregular in warmer climates.   It is still recommended since it appears to be more consistent than other later ripening cultivars in the South.

Golden Sweet

prices
Developed in California. PP8932 (1994)
Ripens
🥝:
early-mid
Chill
:
600

firm

Goldrich

prices
Ripens
🥝:
early? (early-mid)
Afflictions
:
Resistant to cracking.

hangs well

Goldstrike

prices
Ripens
🥝:
early

firm

Harcot

prices
developed in Ontario (1977)
Zone
:
4b
Ripens
🥝:
early? (early-mid)
Chill
:
700
Size
:
2"+ fruit
Afflictions
:
Resistant to brown rot and perennial canker.

edible kernel

Hardy Iowa

prices
chance seedling.  Discovered in Iowa (1948).
Zone
:
5?   :   lower
Blooms
🌸:
mid-late? (late)
Ripens
🥝:
mid?

Harglow

prices
developed in Ontario (1982)
Blooms
🌸:
mid-late
Ripens
🥝:
early-mid
Size
:
semi-dwarf
Afflictions
:
Resistant to brown rot, bacterial spot, perennial canker, and cracking.

firm

Hargrand

prices
developed in Ontario (1980)
Zone
:
4a (3b)
Ripens
🥝:
early-mid
Size
:
up to 2.5" fruit
Afflictions
:
Resistant to bacterial spot and perennial canker.   Somewhat resistant to brown rot and cracking.

firm

Harlayne

prices
Developed in Ontario, released in 1980.
Zone
:
4a (3b)   :   buds damaged at -30F
Ripens
🥝:
mid   :   1 week after Veecot (Ontario)
Afflictions
:
Resistant to brown rot, bacterial spot, and perennial canker.

firm

Haroblush

prices
Alias
:
HW 441
Zone
:
4
Ripens
🥝:
early? (early-mid)   :   4 days after Harcot in Ontario
Afflictions
:
Resistant to bacterial spot, perennial canker, and cracking.

firm

Harogem

prices
Developed in Ontario, released in 1979.
Zone
:
4a (3b)
Ripens
🥝:
early-mid   :   a few days after Harglow, Hargrand, and Veecot
Afflictions
:
Resistant to brown rot and perennial canker.

firm

Harojoy

prices
Alias
:
HW 446
Zone
:
4
Ripens
🥝:
early? (early-mid)   :   5 days after Harcot in Ontario
Afflictions
:
Resistant to brown rot, bacterial spot, perennial canker, and cracking.

firm

Harostar

prices
Alias
:
HW 436
Ripens
🥝:
early-mid   :   10 days after Harcot in Ontario
Afflictions
:
Resistant to brown rot, bacterial spot, and cracking.

firm

Harval

prices
Veecot x HW435 (Rouge du Rousillon x Morden 604).  Introduced in Ontario (1989)
Ripens
🥝:
mid   :   shortly after Harlayne
Size
:
1.7" 43g/fruit
Storage
:
up to 2 weeks
Afflictions
:
Resistant to bacterial spot and perennial canker.   Somewhat resistant to brown rot.

firm

Helena

prices
developed in California (1990's)
Blooms
🌸:
mid-late?
Ripens
🥝:
early
Chill
:
500
Size
:
1.8" fruit
Afflictions
:
Very susceptible to bacterial spot or peach scab.

firm

Ilona

prices
Harcot x Bhart.  Developed in New Jersey. PP25862
Alias
:
NJ-21-107
Zone
:
4
Ripens
🥝:
early
Size
:
1.75" 40g/fruit
Storage
:
over 1 week
Afflictions
:
Resistant to cracking.

Jerseycot

prices
RR18-64 x CR3-135.  Introduced in New Jersey (1986).
Zone
:
3b?
Blooms
🌸:
mid-late
Ripens
🥝:
early   :   roughly 1 week after Apache
Size
:
up to 1.75" fruit
Afflictions
:
disease resistant

drops when ripe

Katy

prices
Ripens
🥝:
early
Chill
:
400+

Katy is often considered to be a low chill southern apricot, but there are complaints about how it rarely sets fruit, and no one seems to disagree, implying that it requires more chilling hours than what is usually labeled (200 - 400).

Lasgerdi Mashhad

prices
Ripens
🥝:
early-mid
Color
:
(white) light yellow skin

Lorna

prices
developed in California
Ripens
🥝:
early
Chill
:
300-400
Afflictions
:
Susceptible to cracking.

firm

Moniqui

prices
Ripens
🥝:
early-mid
Chill
:
700
Color
:
(white) light yellow skin

Montrose

prices
Discovered in Montrose, Colorado.
Blooms
🌸:
mid-late
Ripens
🥝:
mid-late?
Chill
:
600-800
Afflictions
:
disease resistant?

edible kernel

Montrose Hoyt

prices
seedling of Montrose.  Selected in northern Idaho.
Zone
:
4a
Blooms
🌸:
late   :   roughly 0.5 (shorter grow seasons) to 1.5 (longer grow seasons) weeks later than usual.
Ripens
🥝:
mid?
Size
:
up to 2" fruit

Moorpark

prices
Originated in England (1760)
Ripens
🥝:
mid
Chill
:
600
Size
:
up to 2.5" fruit. dwarf

Nicole

prices
OrangeRed x K139-70.  Released in California (2003)
Ripens
🥝:
early
Afflictions
:
Susceptible to bacterial spot.

Orangered

prices
Lasgerdi Mashhad x NJA2.  Developed in New Jersey.
Alias
:
Orange Red
Ripens
🥝:
early
Size
:
2.2" fruit
Afflictions
:
Resistant to cracking.   Probably resistant to bacterial spot and other diseases.  
Susceptible to brown rot.

firm

Patterson

prices
Ripens
🥝:
early-mid

firm

Perfection

prices
Ripens
🥝:
early-mid? (early)
Chill
:
700

firm

Pixie Cot

prices
Zone
:
5a?   :   lower
Ripens
🥝:
early
Chill
:
500
Size
:
dwarf

Puget Gold

prices
Discovered in Washington
Zone
:
4b?   :   lower
Ripens
🥝:
early-mid? (mid)
Size
:
semi-dwarf
Afflictions
:
Resistant to brown rot.  
Susceptible to bacterial spot.

firm

Robada

prices
Zone
:
5a?   :   lower
Ripens
🥝:
early
Size
:
2" fruit
Afflictions
:
Susceptible to bacterial spot.

firm

Royal Rosa

prices
Ripens
🥝:
early   :   a few days before OrangeRed and most other early apricots
Chill
:
500

Royal Rosa is inferior in flavor compared to many other early ripening apricots such as OrangeRed, Robada, and Tomcot.

Skaha

prices
Introduced in British Columbia (1973)
Ripens
🥝:
early-mid? (early)

Sugar Pearls

prices
Introduced in New Jersey (2005)
Blooms
🌸:
late   :   shortly before Zard and Montrose Hoyt
Ripens
🥝:
early? (early-mid)
Size
:
1.75" fruit
Color
:
(white) light yellow skin
Afflictions
:
disease resistant

Sundrop

prices
Perfection x open pollination.  Introduced in New Zealand.
Alias
:
4E-55-9
Ripens
🥝:
early? (early-mid)

firm

Tilton

prices
Ripens
🥝:
early-mid? (mid)
Chill
:
600

firm

Tomcot

prices
Developed in Washington (1970), introduced in 1989. PP7034
Ripens
🥝:
early
Chill
:
500
Afflictions
:
at least Somewhat resistant to brown rot and bacterial spot.

firm

Tropic Gold

prices
Ripens
🥝:
early-mid?
Chill
:
350 or less

Ultra Orange

prices
Stark Early Orange x ?.  Originated in Idaho.
Zone
:
5a?   :   lower
Ripens
🥝:
early
Size
:
2.25" fruit

firm

Veecot

prices
Ripens
🥝:
early-mid
Afflictions
:
Somewhat susceptible to bacterial spot.

firm?

Velvaglo

prices
Ripens
🥝:
early-mid? (early)   :   1 week before Veecot (Ontario)
Afflictions
:
Somewhat susceptible to bacterial spot.

Vivagold

prices
Ripens
🥝:
mid   :   roughly 1 week after Veecot (Ontario)

Wenatchee Moorpark

prices
Ripens
🥝:
early-mid
Chill
:
700

Zard

prices
Originated in Iran
Zone
:
3b?   :   lower
Blooms
🌸:
late   :   roughly 0.5 (shorter grow seasons) to 1.5 (longer grow seasons) weeks later than usual.
Ripens
🥝:
mid? (early-mid)
Size
:
1.5" fruit
Color
:
(white) light yellow skin

Zard may produce lightly for many years.   edible kernel / tender

Manchurian Apricot
Prunus mandshurica

Adirondack Gold

prices
Blooms
🌸:
mid-late
Ripens
🥝:
early?

Brookcot

prices
Originated in Alberta (1980).
Zone
:
2a?   :   lower (buds survived -48F)
Blooms
🌸:
mid-late
Stone
:
semi-freestone?
Size
:
roughly 1.25" fruit

Morden 604

prices
Scout (P. mandshurica) x McClure.  Originated in Morden, Manitoba (1946).
Zone
:
3a?   :   lower (buds survived -40F)
Size
:
1.75" fruit

Westcot

prices
Scout (P. mandshurica) x McClure.  Introduced in Morden, Manitoba (1982).
Zone
:
2a?   :   lower (tree survived -48F, not sure if buds did too)
Ripens
🥝:
early?

somewhat-firm

Hybrid Apricot
Prunus hybrid

Debbie's Gold

prices
P. armeniaca x P. sibirica.  Introduced in Carman, Manitoba (1980).
Zone
:
3a?   :   lower (buds survived -41F)
Size
:
1.75" fruit

Moongold

prices
Superb (P. armeniaca) x Manchu (P. mandshurica).  Originated in Minnesota (1960).
Zone
:
4?
Size
:
1.25" fruit

tender

Sungold

prices
Superb (P. armeniaca) x Manchu (P. mandshurica).  Originated in Minnesota (1960).
Zone
:
4?
Size
:
1.25" fruit

tender

Tlor Tsiran

prices
P. armeniaca x P. cerasifera
Blooms
🌸:
mid-late
Color
:
purple skin, red flesh

Tlor Tsiran does not fruit for some people for an unknown reason.