About the ABRICOT "HARCOT" APRICOT*
Harcot Apricot is a medium-sized tree that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. It produces orange oblong fruit (technically 'drupes') with a red blush and gold flesh which are usually ready for picking in mid summer. Note that the fruits have hard inedible pits inside which must be removed before eating or processing. The fruits have a sweet taste and a firm texture. The rendering of the plant may vary depending on the time of year.
Fruit Tree Details
Self-pollinating. Very good taste. Ready to eat around July 25 in Montréal Area.
- Genus: Prunus
- Species: P. Armeniaca
- Variety: HARCOT
- Hardiness zone: 4
- Height at maturity: 4 m
- Width at maturity: 4 m
- Color of the flower: Pinkish white
- Mature form: Pyramidal, rounded
- Fruit Name: APRICOT
- Fruit Color: Orange-red fruit. Firm dark yellow flesh.
- Foliage: Green
Fruit Tree Care Guide by Notorious BIOVERTCITÉ
This potted fruit tree is typically grown in a designated area of the yard because of its mature size and spread. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It prefer sandy potted mix soil type + coarse barks and pH (neutral to acidic). It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. It will benefit from being disposed in a relatively sheltered location from prevailing winds. Prune during dormancy (late March, early April). All dead or damaged branches must be eliminated to prevent diseases. Fertilize one time in early May (1/2) and second time in early June (2/2). For POTTED FRUIT TREES, a regular supply of water is required, mainly in drought periods.