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Offering a broad selection of varieties adapted to a wide range of climate conditions, the DWN apricot collection emphasizes traits of late bloom, disease resistance and long harvest season.
Harvest Sequence: Apricot, Plum, Interspecific Hybrid
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Late season apricot with tremendous flavor. Ripens in the first two weeks of August. Fruit is medium-sized with good color. One of the highest scoring apricot varieties to date at Dave Wilson Nursery fruit tastings. 500 hours or less. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 7-9. (Zaiger)
Latest-ripening apricot. Medium to large, oval shaped fruit. Yellow skin with pale orange flesh. Ripens in September. Est. chill requirement 400 hours. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 7-9.
All-purpose freestone. Sweet, aromatic, flavorful - the long-time No. 1 apricot in California. Early bloom. Late June harvest in Central CA. 400 hours or less. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 7-9.
Bongo Fruiting-Flowering Apricot Prunus mume 'Bongo' -WHERE TO BUY THIS VARIETY-
Prunus mume ‘Bongo’. Flowering apricot (a.k.a. ‘Ume’), large fruit to 2 inches, pinkish-white flowers, distinctive fragrance.
This sweet apricot is a very consistent producer in the Dave Wilson test orchard, and has proven to perform in tough climates where no other apricots will. This large, firm fruit has an extremely long season for an apricot, hanging for three weeks or more at the end of July. Self-fruitful. 500-600 hours. U.S. Plant Pat. No. 13504 (Zaiger)
Taste test winner! One of the all-time top-scoring apricots in Dave Wilson Nursery blind taste tests. Syrupy sweet white flesh with firm texture. 700 hours. Pollenized by other late blooming apricot. USDA Zones 4-9.
Cold hardy, frost hardy, sets heavy crops of small to medium size sweet fruit. Recommended for difficult, spring frost-prone climates. 700 hours. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 4-9.
Wonderful flavor as tested by Dave Wilson Nursery both fresh and dried. Will please even the most critical of apricot lovers. Late harvest, first two weeks of August. 500 hours or less. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 7-9. (Zaiger)
One of the earliest fruits of the year (ripens late May/early June in Central CA). Heavy crops of extremely large, sweet-tart, flavorful fruit. 500 hours or less. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 7-9. (Zaiger)
All-purpose freestone. Early harvest, 2-3 weeks before Blenheim (Royal). Very good quality, reliable producer (produces when other varieties do not). Good choice for backyard apricot. 400 hours or less. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 7-9. (Zaiger)
Excellent backyard apricot for warm winter climates. Freestone, very good quality. Heavy bearing. Early harvest, 3-4 weeks before Blenheim (Royal). 300 hours. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 7-9. (Zaiger)
Productive even in cold, humid climates. Medium-sized fruit with golden yellow skin and yellow-orange freestone flesh. Juicy, with tangy flavor, used fresh and for freezing and canning. Originated in Michigan, introduced in 1967. 800 hours. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 4-9.
Golden Amber Apricot -WHERE TO BUY THIS VARIETY-
Large size, light orange skin. Firm flesh with excellent flavor. Pit burn resistant. Harvest begins early July at Hickman, CA. Estimated chilling requirement 600 hours. Hardy to USDA zone 6.
From Canada. Frost hardy late bloom. Resists brown rot and perennial canker. Medium to large fruit ripens early to mid-June in Central CA. Sweet, juicy, rich flavor - one of the best. 700 hours. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 4-9.
Late-blooming, productive tree, proven in coastal Northwestern climates. Medium size, bright orange fruit sometimes blushed red. Orange freestone flesh is firm, sweet, flavorful. Resistant to perennial canker and brown rot, resists cracking. Originated in Ontario, Canada. Introduced in 1982. 800 hours. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 4-9.
Hunza Apricot -WHERE TO BUY THIS VARIETY-
Native to northwest Pakistan, the fruit is sweet and flavorful. Very cold hardy.
Large, all-purpose, flavorful freestone. Tree-ripe fruit is subacid (not tart). A favorite apricot for warm-winter climates. Early harvest, 3-4 weeks before Blenheim (Royal). 200 to 300 hours. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 7-9. (Zaiger)
Mokel Fruiting-Flowering Apricot Prunus mume 'Mokel' -WHERE TO BUY THIS VARIETY-
Prunus mume 'Mokel'. Spectacular early pink blooms, 1" to 1 1/4" fruit. Sometimes used for pickling.
Frost-resistant late bloom; vigorous, very hardy tree, a select seedling discovered at Montrose, Colorado. Large, sweet, yellow fruit with a red blush, edible pit. Ripens mid-July. Est. chill requirement 600 hours. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 5-9.
Long-time favorite of apricot fanciers for its exceptionally rich flavor and aroma. Reliable producer. Used fresh and for canning. 600 hours. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 6-9.
Large, flavorful yellow freestone. Attractive orange skin blushed with red. Ripens mid-June in Central CA, 1-2 weeks earlier than Blenheim. Vigorous, productive tree. Originated in Ontario, CA. Introduced in 1956. Estimated chilling requirement 500 hours or less. Self-fruitful
Reliable, heavy bearing commercial variety. Very firm, medium-sized fruit suited to canning, drying or fresh use. 600 hours. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 6-9.
Very productive, hardy tree. Fruit is very large, sweet and juicy. Performs well where spring frost is a problem. USDA Zones 4-9.
Compact tree with medium-sized, fine quality fruit. First genetically dwarfed apricot to meet the flavor standards set by Dave Wilson Nursery for release to the home gardener. Ripens first week of June in CA’s Central Valley. 500 hours. (Zaiger)
Proven producer of large, flavorful fruit in Western Washington. Recommended for other western climates where spring rains and frosts limit apricot culture. Harvest early August. 600 hours. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 6-9.
Rival Apricot -WHERE TO BUY THIS VARIETY-
Aromatic, slightly tart, large oval fruit. Heavy midseason bloomer, good producer. Early harvest of orange-red blushed or speckled red fruit with deep orange flesh. Reliable variety where frost hardy traits are required. Requires an early blooming pollenizer. Zones 5-8.
All-purpose freestone. Sweet, aromatic, flavorful - the long-time No.1 apricot in California. Early bloom. Late June harvest in Central CA. 400 hours or less. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 7-8.
Extremely vigorous - more disease tolerant than other apricots. Bears young and heavy. Especially nice fruit: sweet, low acid, fine flavor. Very early harvest (late May in Central CA). Excellent backyard apricot. 500 hours. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 7-9. (Zaiger)
Shiro-Kaga Fruiting-Flowering Apricot -WHERE TO BUY THIS VARIETY-
(Prunus mume) Fruiting, flowering Japanese Apricot. White, fragrant single petal flowers bloom early in February. Fruits at 1" diameter are harvested for pickling, dehydrating and medicinal purposes. Harvest in mid May. Self-fruitful but best when pollinated by another early blooming apricot like Bongo or Mokel. Required chill 400 hours or less. Best in zones 7-10.
Best apricot for canning, excellent fresh or dried as well. Medium to large, firm, rich flavor - one of the best. Widely adapted. Early July in Central CA. 600 hours. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 5-9.
A consistently productive apricot variety. Large, orange fruit with firm, sweet flesh. Slightly tart, old-time apricot flavor. Early harvest, 2 - 3 weeks before Wenatchee Moorpark. Originated at Prosser, WA, introduced in 1989. 500 hours or less. Partly self-fruitful, largest crops if pollenized by another apricot. USDA Zones 4-9.
Medium-large fruit, yellow with orange-red blush. Ripens late June. Exceptional flavor. Discovered at Camarillo, CA. Low-chill, 350 hours or less. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 7-9.
Long time favorite in Western OR & WA. Recommended for other western climates where spring rains and frosts limit apricot culture. Flavorful fruit used fresh, dried, canned. 700 hours. Self-fruitful. USDA Zones 5-9.
Edible Ornamental: varieties having both tasty fruit and especially attractive tree, foliage, bloom or long-hanging fruit characteristics.
Taste Test Winner: varieties that have made the highest overall scores at Dave Wilson Nursery fruit tastings.
DWN Top 100: the 100 best-selling DWN fruit varieties for retail nurseries, including many of the most well-proven varieties.
Zaiger Variety: developed by Zaiger's Inc. Genetics of Modesto, California. Dave Wilson Nursery is the exclusive U.S. licensor and primary propagator.
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