First (and only) Montrose apricot

milehighgirl(CO USDA 5B/Sunset 2B)August 3, 2012

I ordered a Montrose apricot several years ago from Bob Purvis. It arrived this spring in stunning condition. I must admit that when it bloomed I allowed one fruit to develop. It was hail damaged but I picked it today and wow, I was stunned at the flavor and sweetness. Eating it was akin to eating a delectable sweet, as in you could not eat too many at one time; the flavor stays on your tongue long after. It was small, but boy did it have a big taste. Since there was only one fruit, and it was damaged, I don't know how big it would have gotten normally.

I was shopping on Bay Laurel just before and found that they are now carrying Montrose apricot.

It is supposed to be a late-blooming, hardy variety. I will definitely order one for my Aunt in Iowa.

Here is a link that might be useful: Bare Root Apricots

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I also plan on a Montrose to go with my Jerseycot and harlaynne

    Bookmark   August 3, 2012 at 7:27PM
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bob_z6(6b/7a SW CT)

They are also available at Burnt Ridge. At least they were this past spring- I don't see any apricots on their site now. It was quite pricey at $35, but the tree I got was great.

From my records:
Quite large at 7/8" caliper, with 3 nice thick 2' long branches and 5 smaller branches. The tag actually says "for pickup only" on it. Buds are swelling.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2012 at 11:57PM
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