Prunus armeniaca, Ansu Apricot
Zone
  5/3
Pollination
  self-fertile, self-sterile spp
Blooms
  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
  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
  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

Brought to the US from Iran in 1957.
Zone
:
5a   :   buds die below -20F
Ripens
🍏:
early-mid   :   after Monique and Lasgerdi Mashhad

Texture
:
tender
Color
:
(white) light yellow skin

Alfred

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

Developed in California.
Zone
:
4a (3b)   :   damaged at -33F
Ripens
🍏:
very early   :   drops when ripe, but resistant to bruising.

Autumn Glo

Ripens
🍏:
late
Chill
:
500

Autumn Royal

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

Blenheim

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

Brittany Gold

20ED49 x 80GE216.  Developed in California, PP13504 (2002).
Ripens
🍏:
early-mid? (mid)   :   hangs well
Chill
:
500-700
Texture
:
firm

Castlebrite

Ripens
🍏:
early   :   at least a few days earlier than OrangeRed and Robada.
Texture
:
firm

Chinese Mormon

Zone
:
4
Blooms
💮:
mid-late
Ripens
🍏:
early-mid?
Chill
:
700

Texture
:
firm
Stone
:
clingstone
Seeds
:
edible kernel

DR606

Zone
:
3b?   :   lower
Blooms
💮:
mid-late?
Ripens
🍏:
mid-late

Texture
:
firm
Tree Size
:
semi-dwarf?

Earli Autumn

Ripens
🍏:
late
Chill
:
500 or less

Early Blush

RR17-62 x NJA13.  Developed in New Jersey, PP9255 (1992).
Ripens
🍏:
very early
Texture
:
fruit soften rapidly

Florilege

Ripens
🍏:
mid-late? (mid)   :   possibly early-mid
Texture
:
firm
Afflictions
:
Resistant to brown rot and bacterial spot.

Gold Kist

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

Goldrich x Blenril.  Introduced in Washington (1989).
Ripens
🍏:
early
Texture
:
firm

Goldcot

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

Golden Amber

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

Developed in California, PP8932 (1994).
Ripens
🍏:
early-mid
Chill
:
600
Texture
:
firm

Goldrich

Ripens
🍏:
early? (early-mid)   :   hangs well
Afflictions
:
Resistant to cracking.

Goldstrike

Ripens
🍏:
early
Texture
:
firm

Harcot

Developed in Ontario (1977).
Zone
:
4b
Ripens
🍏:
early? (early-mid)
Chill
:
700

Seeds
:
edible kernel
Fruit Size
:
2"+
Afflictions
:
Resistant to brown rot and perennial canker.

Hardy Iowa

chance seedling.  Discovered in Iowa (1948).
Zone
:
5?   :   lower
Blooms
💮:
mid-late? (late)
Ripens
🍏:
mid?

Harglow

Developed in Ontario (1982).
Blooms
💮:
mid-late
Ripens
🍏:
early-mid

Texture
:
firm
Tree Size
:
semi-dwarf
Afflictions
:
Resistant to brown rot, bacterial spot, perennial canker, and cracking.

Hargrand

Developed in Ontario (1980).
Zone
:
4a (3b)
Ripens
🍏:
early-mid

Texture
:
firm
Fruit Size
:
up to 2.5"
Afflictions
:
Resistant to bacterial spot and perennial canker.   Somewhat resistant to brown rot and cracking.

Harlayne

Developed in Ontario, released in 1980.
Zone
:
4a (3b)   :   buds damaged at -30F
Blooms
💮:
  .......   :   a day or two later than Hargrand and Harval
Ripens
🍏:
mid   :   1 week after Veecot (Ontario)

Texture
:
firm
Afflictions
:
Resistant to brown rot, bacterial spot, and perennial canker.

Haroblush

Alias
:
HW 441
Zone
:
4
Ripens
🍏:
early? (early-mid)   :   4 days after Harcot in Ontario

Texture
:
firm
Afflictions
:
Resistant to bacterial spot, perennial canker, and cracking.

Harogem

Developed in Ontario, released in 1979.
Zone
:
4a (3b)
Ripens
🍏:
early-mid   :   a few days after Harglow, Hargrand, and Veecot

Texture
:
firm
Afflictions
:
Resistant to brown rot and perennial canker.

Harojoy

Alias
:
HW 446
Zone
:
4
Ripens
🍏:
early? (early-mid)   :   5 days after Harcot in Ontario

Texture
:
firm
Afflictions
:
Resistant to brown rot, bacterial spot, perennial canker, and cracking.

Harostar

Alias
:
HW 436
Ripens
🍏:
early-mid   :   10 days after Harcot in Ontario

Texture
:
firm
Afflictions
:
Resistant to brown rot, bacterial spot, and cracking.

Harval

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

Helena

Developed in California (1990's).
Blooms
💮:
mid-late?
Ripens
🍏:
early
Chill
:
500

Texture
:
firm
Fruit Size
:
1.8"
Afflictions
:
Very susceptible to bacterial spot or peach scab.

Ilona

Harcot x Bhart.  Developed in New Jersey, PP25862 (2013).
Alias
:
NJ-21-107
Zone
:
4
Ripens
🍏:
early

Fruit Size
:
1.75", 40g/fruit
Storage
:
over 1 week
Afflictions
:
Resistant to cracking.

Jerseycot

RR18-64 x CR3-135.  Introduced in New Jersey (1986).
Zone
:
3b?
Blooms
💮:
mid-late
Ripens
🍏:
early   :   roughly 1 week after Apache.
drops when ripe

Fruit Size
:
up to 1.75"
Afflictions
:
disease resistant

Katy

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

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

Lorna

Developed in California.
Ripens
🍏:
early
Chill
:
300-400

Texture
:
firm
Afflictions
:
Susceptible to cracking.

Moniqui

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

Montrose

Discovered in Montrose, Colorado.
Blooms
💮:
mid-late
Ripens
🍏:
mid-late?
Chill
:
600-800

Seeds
:
edible kernel
Afflictions
:
disease resistant?

Montrose Hoyt

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?
Fruit Size
:
up to 2"

Moorpark

Originated in England (1760).
Ripens
🍏:
mid
Chill
:
600

Tree Size
:
dwarf
Fruit Size
:
up to 2.5"

Nicole

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

Orangered

Lasgerdi Mashhad x NJA2.  Developed in New Jersey.
Alias
:
Orange Red
Ripens
🍏:
early

Texture
:
firm
Fruit Size
:
2.2"
Afflictions
:
Resistant to cracking.   Probably resistant to bacterial spot and other diseases.  
Susceptible to brown rot.

Patterson

Ripens
🍏:
early-mid
Texture
:
firm

Perfection

Ripens
🍏:
early-mid? (early)
Chill
:
700
Texture
:
firm

Pixie Cot

Zone
:
5a?   :   lower
Ripens
🍏:
early
Chill
:
500
Tree Size
:
dwarf

Puget Gold

Discovered in Washington
Zone
:
4b?   :   lower
Ripens
🍏:
early-mid? (mid)

Texture
:
firm
Tree Size
:
semi-dwarf
Afflictions
:
Resistant to brown rot.  
Susceptible to bacterial spot.

Robada

Zone
:
5a?   :   lower
Ripens
🍏:
early

Texture
:
firm
Fruit Size
:
2"
Afflictions
:
Susceptible to bacterial spot.

Royal Rosa

Ripens
🍏:
early   :   a few days before OrangeRed and most other early apricots
Chill
:
500
Royal Rosa is inferior in flavor when compared to many other early ripening apricots such as OrangeRed, Robada, and Tomcot.

Skaha

Introduced in British Columbia (1973).
Ripens
🍏:
early-mid? (early)

Sugar Pearls

Introduced in New Jersey (2005).
Blooms
💮:
late   :   shortly before Zard and Montrose Hoyt
Ripens
🍏:
early? (early-mid)

Color
:
(white) light yellow skin
Fruit Size
:
1.75"
Afflictions
:
disease resistant

Sundrop

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

Tilton

Ripens
🍏:
early-mid? (mid)
Chill
:
600
Texture
:
firm

Tomcot

Rival x P63-265 (Goldrich x open pollination).  Developed in Washington, PP7034 (1988).
Ripens
🍏:
early
Chill
:
500

Texture
:
firm
Afflictions
:
at least Somewhat resistant to brown rot and bacterial spot.

Tropic Gold

Ripens
🍏:
early-mid?
Chill
:
350 or less

Ultra Orange

Stark Early Orange x ?  Originated in Idaho.
Zone
:
5a?   :   lower
Ripens
🍏:
early

Texture
:
firm
Fruit Size
:
2.25"

Veecot

Ripens
🍏:
early-mid
Texture
:
firm?
Afflictions
:
Somewhat susceptible to bacterial spot.

Velvaglo

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

Vivagold

Ripens
🍏:
mid   :   roughly 1 week after Veecot (Ontario)

Wenatchee Moorpark

Ripens
🍏:
early-mid
Chill
:
700

Zard

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)

Texture
:
tender
Color
:
(white) light yellow skin
Seeds
:
edible kernel
Fruit Size
:
1.5"
Zard may produce lightly for many years.

Manchurian Apricot
Prunus mandshurica

Adirondack Gold

Blooms
💮:
mid-late
Ripens
🍏:
early?

Brookcot

Originated in Alberta (1980).
Zone
:
2a?   :   lower (buds survived -48F)
Blooms
💮:
mid-late

Stone
:
semi-freestone?
Fruit Size
:
roughly 1.25"

Morden 604

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

Westcot

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

Hybrid Apricot
Prunus hybrid

Debbie's Gold

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

Moongold

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

Sungold

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

Tlor Tsiran

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.