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Bare Root Apricots

The first apricots came from China or Siberia. The fruit is a great favorite today, but apricot trees are one of the most difficult of the stone fruits to grow due to their early blooming period. Therefore, areas without late frosts are more suitable for apricots. Modern breeding, however, has attempted to increase the growing zone for these tasty fruits.

Tomcot has been proven to be extremely reliable at Dave Wilson Nursery in the Central Valley of California. Several varieties with a later bloom time have been developed in Canada, for example, Harglow and Harcot. A sturdy row cover can be put in place after the tree has blossomed to protect it from frost and wind. Under those circumstances, having a smaller tree is beneficial which also helps when it comes to harvesting. Most of the varieties we offer are self-fruitful, although two varieties will provide the biggest crop.

More About Apricots...


The apricot tree is generally very vigorous and fast growing. After the first few years of pruning to establish size and form, the main objective in pruning is to produce adequate new fruiting spurs and remove old ones that no longer produce. In order to limit the size of your tree, prune it in the summer as well as during its dormant period.

Apricots dry well and they make excellent jam. There are many tasty recipes using apricots such as Apricot chiffon pie (see recipe) and Apricot chicken.

Apricot Chiffon Pie
Recipe from the Steinbeck House in Salinas Calif

  • Prepare graham cracker or cookie crust for 9” pan. Cut up 1 cup dried apricots and cook in small amount of water till tender.
  • Mash, but leave small chunks.
  • Soak together ½ tablespoon gelatin and 2 tablespoons water. Set aside.
  • Combine and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thickened: ½ cup sugar, ½ cup apricot nectar*, 1/8 tsp. salt and 3 egg yolks.
  • Remove from heat, add softened gelatin and stir until dissolved. Stir in 1 tablespoon lemon juice and the cooked apricots. Cool until mixture begins to set.
  • Fold in ½ cup cream, whipped.
  • Then fold in: 3 egg whites, stiffly beaten with ¼ cup sugar.
  • Pile into shell and chill until firm Serves 8.

*Can use liquid from cooking apricots.

Apricot Rootstocks...


CITATION (Cit.)
Peaches and nectarines dwarfed to 8-14 ft.; apricots and plums dwarfed to 12-18 ft. Very tolerant of wet soil; not drought tolerant (induces early dormancy in dry soil) so needs very regular water in hot climates. A top dressing of mulch can help maintain soil moisture. Resists root knot nematodes. Induces heavy bearing at a young age. Very winter hardy. Strong and well anchored. Pat. No. 5112 (Zaiger).

LOVELL (Lov.)
Vigorous, standard rootstock for plums, peaches, nectarines, apricots, prunes, almonds. More tolerant of wet soils than Nemaguard; also more cold hardy. Susceptible to nematodes in sandy soils. Provides good anchorage and high degree of disease resistance. Unpruned tree height of standard varieties 15-25 ft.; size can be controlled further with summer pruning.

MARIANNA 26-24 (Mari.)
Standard rootstock for apricots, plums, prunes, most almonds. Mature trees comparatively small, 15-20 ft. if unpruned; can be kept smaller with summer pruning. Shallow root system, much more tolerant of wet soils than Lovell or Nemaguard; is not tolerant of hot soils. Has tendency to sucker. Resistant to oak root fungus, root knot nematodes, root rot.

MYROBALAN 29C (Myro.)
Excellent, all-around rootstock for apricots, plums, almonds. Shallow but vigorous root system tolerates wet soils and is widely adapted; is more deeply rooted than Marianna. Resistant to root knot nematodes and has some resistance to oak root fungus. Unpruned tree height of standard varieties 15-25 ft., but can control size further with summer pruning. Winter hardy in Michigan.

NEMAGUARD (Nema.)
Standard rootstock for nectarines, peaches, apricots, plums, prunes, almonds. Vigorous, resists root knot nematodes. Excellent for well drained soils. In heavy or poorly drained soil, plant on mound or hill. May not be winter hardy below 5°F. Unpruned tree height of standard varieties 15-25 ft., size can be controlled further with summer pruning.



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Pixie-Cot 'TM' Miniature Apricot
Pixie-Cot 'TM' Miniature Apricot
$26.95
Compact tree with medium sized, fine quality fruit. The first miniature apricot that meets the "Flavor Test" at Dave Wilson Nursery. The fruit is ripe around June 1 in California's Central Valley. Estimated chill requirement is 500 hours. Available on Cit.

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Autumn Royal Apricot - Standard
Autumn Royal Apricot - Standard
$23.95
Medium to large oval fruit with yellow skin and orange cheek. Pale orange, firm, juicy flesh. Qualilty similar to Blenheim. Great for fresh eating, canning or drying. Not recommended for areas with desert-like summer heat. Ripens in September. 500 hours. Self-fruitful. Available on Mari.

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Autumn Glo Apricot - Semi-dwarf
Autumn Glo Apricot - Semi-dwarf
$26.95
Extend the apricot season with this large, sweet apricot. Autumn Glo ripens in early August. The freestone fruit is great for eating as well as drying. 500 hours or less. Patent No. 9864 (Zaiger). Self-fruitful. Available on Cit.

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Brittany Gold Apricot - Semi-dwarf
Brittany Gold Apricot - Semi-dwarf
$26.95
A very consistent producer and proven to perform in tough climates where no other apricots do. Large, firm, sweet fruit has an extremely long season for an apricot, hanging on the tree for two weeks or more at the end of July. 500 hours. Self-fruitful. Pat. no. 13504 (Zaiger). Available on Cit.

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Blenheim (Royal) Apricot - Standard
Blenheim (Royal) Apricot - Standard
$23.95
All-purpose freestone, sweet, aromatic, flavorful. Longtime No. 1 apricot in California. Early bloom. Late June/early July harvest. 400 hrs or less. Self-fruitful. Available on Mari.

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Blenheim (Royal) Apricot - Semi-dwarf
Blenheim (Royal) Apricot - Semi-dwarf
$25.95
All-purpose freestone, sweet, aromatic, flavorful. Longtime no. 1 apricot in California. Early bloom. Late June/early July harvest. 400 hrs or less. Self-fruitful. Available on Cit.

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Canadian White Blenheim Apricot - Standard
Canadian White Blenheim Apricot - Standard
$23.95
Taste test winner! Highest scoring apricot of all time in Dave Wilson Nursery's taste tests. Extremely sweet white flesh with firm texture. Pollinated by Chinese, Harcot, Harglow, Tomcot or other late flowering variety. 500 to 700 hours. Available on Myro.

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Chinese (Mormon) Apricot - Semi-dwarf
Chinese (Mormon) Apricot - Semi-dwarf
$26.95
Very cold and frost hardy apricot tree, sets heavy crops. Fruit is small to medium size, golden with red blush. Clingstone flesh is firm and flavorful. Recommended for difficult, spring frost prone climates. Ripens late June to early July. 700 hrs. Self-fruitful. Available on Cit.

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Earli Autumn Apricot - Semi-dwarf
Earli Autumn Apricot - Semi-dwarf
$26.95
Late blooming and late maturing, this apricot ripens in August. Medium sized fruit is light bronze over yellow, the flesh is sweet and firm, colored light yellow. Self-fruitful. 500 hours or less. Patent No. 9937 (Zaiger). Available on Cit

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Flora Gold Apricot - Standard
Flora Gold Apricot - Standard
$23.95
Medium to large, very flavorful freestone used for canning, cooking, drying, fresh eating. More consistently productive than many other apricots due to being less susceptible to dropping flowers in areas with considerable difference in spring day and nighttime temperatures. Early June harvest, 2-3 weeks before Blenheim (Royal). Very good quality. 400 hours or less. Self-fruitful. (Zaiger) Available on Myro.

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Flora Gold Apricot - Semi-dwarf
Flora Gold Apricot - Semi-dwarf
$25.95
Medium to large, very flavorful freestone used for canning, cooking, drying, fresh eating. More consistently productive than many other apricots due to being less susceptible to dropping flowers in areas with considerable difference in spring day and nighttime temperatures. Early June harvest, 2-3 weeks before Blenheim (Royal). Very good quality. 400 hours or less. Self-fruitful. (Zaiger) Available on Cit.

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Gold Kist Apricot - Standard
Gold Kist Apricot - Standard
$23.95
Excellent backyard apricot for warm winter climates. Freestone, with excellent sweet/tart flavor. Heavy bearing. Produces better than Katy in areas with mildest winters. Early June harvest, 3-4 weeks before Blenheim. 300 hrs. Self-fruitful. (Zaiger) Available on Nema.

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Gold Kist Apricot - Semi-dwarf
Gold Kist Apricot - Semi-dwarf
$25.95
Excellent backyard apricot for warm winter climates. Freestone, with excellent sweet/tart flavor. Heavy bearing. Produces better than Katy in areas with mildest winters. Early June harvest, 3-4 weeks before Blenheim. 300 hrs. Self-fruitful. (Zaiger) Available on Cit.

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Golden Amber Apricot - Standard
Golden Amber Apricot - Standard
$25.95
Large fruit with light orange skin. Flesh firm, fine, melting with excellent flavor. Has a prolonged progressive blooming period of almost thirty days and a similar ripening period. Pit burn resistant. Ripens mid June to mid July. 500 hours. Self-fruitful. Pat. no. 3067. Available on Lov.

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Harcot Apricot - Standard
Harcot Apricot - Standard
$23.95
Outstanding apricot variety from Canada with frost hardy late bloom. Resists brown rot and perennial canker. Medium to large freestone fruit ripens mid June. Sweet, juicy, rich flavor - one of the best. 700 hrs. Self-fruitful. Available on Myro.

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Harcot Apricot - Semi-dwarf
Harcot Apricot - Semi-dwarf
$25.95
Outstanding apricot variety from Canada with frost hardy late bloom. Resists brown rot and perennial canker. Medium to large freestone fruit ripens mid June. Sweet, juicy, rich flavor - one of the best. 700 hrs. Self-fruitful. Available on Cit.

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Harglow Apricot - Semi-dwarf
Harglow Apricot - Semi-dwarf
$25.95
Late blooming, productive apricot tree, proven in coastal northwestern climates. Originated in Canada. Medium size fruit with bright orange skin is sometimes blushed red. Orange freestone flesh is firm, sweet, flavorful. Resistant to perennial canker and brown rot, resists cracking. Ripens early, approx. mid to late June in central Calif. 800 hrs. Self-fruitful. Available on Cit.

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Monique Apricot - Standard NEW FOR 2014!
Monique Apricot - Standard NEW FOR 2014!
$23.95
White fruit is large to very large. Firm, thick skin is creamy white with coral pink blush and golden highlights around the stem. Tender, white juicy flesh has melting texture and very sweet flavor. Very good for drying. Ripens in early July. 700 hours. Self-fruitful. Available on Marianna.

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Lorna Apricot - Standard
Lorna Apricot - Standard
$23.95
This variety is a favorite that has not been available for the past few years and we are happy to have it back. A prolific producer of large, sweet, finely textured, very flavorful fruit. Ripens in mid June. 300-400 hours. Self-fruitful. Available on Mari.

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Lorna Apricot - Semi-dwarf
Lorna Apricot - Semi-dwarf
$25.95
This variety is a favorite that has not been available for the past few years and we are happy to have it back. A prolific producer of large, sweet, finely textured, very flavorful fruit. Ripens in mid June. 300-400 hours. Self-fruitful. Available on Cit.

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Montrose Apricot - Standard
Montrose Apricot - Standard
$23.95
Fruit is large with beautiful yellow skin and a red blush. Yellow flesh is sweet and very juicy. From Montrose, Colorado; very hardy and frost resistant. Pit is sweet and edible. Ripens in mid July after Chinese. 800 hours. Available on Myro.

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Moorpark Apricot - Standard
Moorpark Apricot - Standard
$23.95
Longtime favorite apricot of connoisseurs for its exceptionally rich flavor and aroma. Reliable producer; large fruit ripens in July. Used fresh and for canning. 600 hrs. Self-fruitful. Available on Myro.

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Moorpark Apricot - Semi-dwarf
Moorpark Apricot - Semi-dwarf
$25.95
Longtime favorite apricot of connoisseurs for its exceptionally rich flavor and aroma. Reliable producer; large fruit ripens in July. Used fresh and for canning. 600 hrs. Self-fruitful. Available on Cit.

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Nugget Apricot - Standard
Nugget Apricot - Standard
$23.95
Large, flavorful yellow freestone apricot. Attractive orange skin blushed with red. Ripens mid June in Central Calif., 1-2 weeks earlier than Blenheim. Vigorous, productive tree. Estimated chilling requirement 500 hours or less. Self-fruitful. Available on Myro.

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Royal Rosa Apricot - Standard
Royal Rosa Apricot - Standard
$23.95
Extremely vigorous and more disease tolerant than other apricots. Bears young and heavily. Sweet, low acid, fine-flavored fruit ripens very early, in late May. Pollenizer for Flavorella plumcot. 500 hrs. Self-fruitful. (Zaiger) Available on Myro.

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Tilton Apricot - Standard
Tilton Apricot - Standard
$23.95
No. 1 apricot for canning, also used fresh and dried. Medium to large, firm, rich flavor; one of the best. Widely adapted; reported resistant to brown rot. Ripens in early July. 600 hrs. Self-fruitful. Available on Myro.

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Orange Knockout Apricot - Standard
Orange Knockout Apricot - Standard
$23.95
Large, beautiful orange fruit with very intense flavor. Ripens in early June. 400-600 hours. Self-fruitful. Available on Nema.

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Tomcot Apricot - Standard
Tomcot Apricot - Standard
$23.95
The most consistently productive apricot variety at Dave Wilson Nursery 1992-97. Large, orange fruit with firm, sweet flesh. Early harvest (late May, early June). 500 hours or less. Partly self-fruitful; biggest crops if cross-pollinated by another apricot. Pat. No. 7034. Available on Myro.

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Tomcot Apricot - Semi-dwarf
Tomcot Apricot - Semi-dwarf
$25.95
The most consistently productive apricot variety at Dave Wilson Nursery 1992-97. Large, orange fruit with firm, sweet flesh. Early harvest (late May, early June). 500 hours or less. Partly self-fruitful; biggest crops if cross-pollinated by another apricot. Pat. No. 7034. Available on Cit.

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Tropic Gold Apricot - Standard
Tropic Gold Apricot - Standard
$23.95
Medium to large yellow fruit with orange cheek and flesh. Firm, juicy, excellent flavor. Good for fresh eating, canning and drying. Heavy bearing. Good for mild winter areas. Ripens in late June to early July. 350 hours. Self-fruitful. Available on Mari.

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Ume Double Pink Flowering and Fruiting Apricot - Standard
Ume Double Pink Flowering and Fruiting Apricot - Standard
$27.95
Small fruit 3/4 to 1" in diameter. Used primarily for pickling. Pink, double flowers have a spicy fragrance and bloom from late January to early February. Ripens in mid May. Available on Mari.

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Ume Koume Flowering and Fruiting Apricot - Standard
Ume Koume Flowering and Fruiting Apricot - Standard
$27.95
Small fruit 3/4 to 1" in diameter for pickling. Semi-double pink flowers bloom from January to early February. Does well in mild winter areas. Fruit ripens in mid May. 400 hours. Available on Mari.

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Ume Shiro-Kaga Flowering and Fruiting Apricot - Standard
Ume Shiro-Kaga Flowering and Fruiting Apricot - Standard
$27.95
Apricot used for pickling and ornamental bloom. Single white flowers with spicy fragrance bloom from late January to early February. Fruit is 3/4 to 1" in diameter and ripens in mid May. 400 hrs. Self-fruitful. Available on Mari.

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Ume Single Pink Flowering and Fruiting Apricot - Standard
Ume Single Pink Flowering and Fruiting Apricot - Standard
$27.95
Apricot used for pickling and ornamental bloom. Prolific single pink flowers bloom from late January to early February. Fruit is 3/4 to 1" in diameter with a red blush over orange skin and ripens from mid May to early June. 3-400 hrs. Self-fruitful. Available on Mari.

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