Best varieties of apricot for Zone 8

neptune24August 7, 2012

I would like to know what the best apricot varieties are for a fairly warm climate. I live in northeast GA (Zone 8A). I would prefer one that is at least reasonably self-fertile, so that I don't have to plant two. Thanks for any info.

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Tony(Zone 5. Omaha, Nebraska)

Two favorites on this forum were Tomcot and Robada. Both should work for your zone.

Tony

    Bookmark   August 7, 2012 at 12:31PM
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Scott F Smith(6B/7A MD)

I would only recommend Tomcot. Robada is a California cot and I expect it will not do well in a humid climate. I will know more soon, my Robada will likely fruit next year.

Scott

    Bookmark   August 7, 2012 at 3:48PM
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neptune24

Thanks, Tony and Scott, for the fruity responses. ;)

I think I'll look for a Tomcat, er, Tomcot then. :)

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 1:43AM
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neptune24

I was thinking about the Tomcat some more, and have a couple of questions:

1) Where is the best place to order a Tomcot (preferably one that will ship in the fall, not next spring)?

2) Does it matter what kind of rootstock you choose? (One company I looked at gives you a choice.)

Thanks for any info.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2012 at 12:39AM
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alan haigh

I believe Fowlers nursery will sell you a single tree. I got ten from them last year and the size of the trees far surpassed the size of a single tree I received from a smaller Dave Wilson distributor the year before.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2012 at 8:50AM
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neptune24

Thanks, harvestman.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2012 at 12:59AM
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ralph31558(z8GA)

I have my moonglow apricot about 3 years, its about 8 ft, tall and has not yet produced any flowers for me. What can be the problem I live in zone 8 s/e gorgia.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2012 at 1:46PM
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