Flavorcot apricot

Apricot flavorcot (Prunus armeniaca). This is a new American apricot variety specially bred for temperate climates. It is grown on a St Julien A rootstock and should reach 4m after 10 years. It has ovate to rounded, toothed, dark green leaves.

The beautiful pink-tinged flowers appear in early spring. It is self-fertile; the major cause of poor pollination is bad weather at blossom time. The fruits are very large and juicy with a red blush and succulent, sweet orange flesh with superb aromatic flavour. They are ready for eating straight from the tree in August. They preserve well and make wonderful jam.