Tomcot Apricot Tree

Coming 2022 Large orange fruit with orange flesh the Tomcot is slightly acidic with a traditional apricot flavor. Known for giving off a lot of fruit and is very consistent year to year and is early to ripen

Item #1861.
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USDA ZONES: 5-9 Outdoors
 
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Is This Plant Self Pollinating?

Tomcot Apricot Tree is self-fertile, but the fruit crop will be larger if the tree is planted with a second tree.

Description

Prunus armeniaca

The Tomcot Apricot tree is a unique cold hardy apricot fast becoming one of Americas most popular home garden varieties. This variety has a proven performance from zone 5 to zone 9 with reports of favorable sets in certain locations in zone 4. Large orange fruit with orange flesh the Tomcot is slightly acidic with a traditional apricot flavor. Introduced in 1989 from Prosser, Washington. Known for giving off a lot of fruit and is very consistent year to year and is early to ripen. The Tomcot's ability to turn off its bloom when the weather gets unfavorable is reported in many areas. Considered partially self-fruitful the Tom cot will set a decent crop but will get an even better set with a pollenating partner. Try the Golden Sweet or the Chinese Morman. This fruits large, firm, orange fruit will have you looking forward to apricot harvest each year. This is an apricot good for all apricot usages and a great fresh eating fruit as well. A good choice for a colder climate.

Characteristics
Fruit Color:
Orange
Ripens:
May - June
Sun/Shade:
Full Sun
Water Needs:
regular water
Soil Type:
well-draining
Soil pH Level:
pH of 6.5
Tree Size:

15' height with 15' spread

But can be held to any height below 10 feet with summer pruning.
Years to Bear:
3
Pollination:
Requires Pollenizer
Bloom Color:
Cold Hardy:
N/A
Primary USDA Zone Range:
5 - 9
Secondary USDA Zone Range:
N/A
Chill Hours:
600 - 900
Size & Spacing

15' height with 15' spread

But can be held to any height below 10 feet with summer pruning.

Plant 15' away from other trees and buildings

Planting & Care

>Apricots are adaptable to most soil types, but do best in well drained, loamy soils. Mulching helps retain moisture, keep roots cool in the hot summer and helps to stabilize the soil temperature. Apply mulch 3 to 4 inches deep and 3 to 4 feet outside the canopy. In poor draining soils consider mounding or raised beds to 12 to 18 inches high Most fruit trees are pruned during their dormant phase in Winter, but apricots do best when pruned in Summer. Pruning should be done in July and August after harvest. Apricot trees explode with fragrant white blossoms in early Spring and grow quickly so they are attractive in landscaping. The trees can live for up to 75 years.

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