Apricots for southern michigan

Noogy(6 sw mi)August 20, 2012

My wife is crazy about Apricots.

Gold cot, Harglow are two that I have. I have also Hargrand coming. Tomcot piques my interest.

Am I missing anything spectacular?


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franktank232(z5 WI)

I've grown Puget Gold (garbage), Hunza (this year it wasn't bad, but its nothing special), Harogem (no fruit yet) and Tomcot ... Tomcot wins by a landslide...its early, its pretty, it doesn't need much spray, its juicy, it has good flavor/texture... Its everything you'd want in an apricot. It also seems to be very hardy./. I sometimes wish it wouldn't ripen fruit so fast (once they turn, get your jam making equipment ready) but I think that is common with most apricots/stonefruit.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2012 at 8:22PM
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Scott F Smith(6B/7A MD)

Ask me in a year or two, I added a dozen new orange varieties this spring. The one I am most excited about is Montrose, it gets high marks from many folks.

I grew a dozen white cots and so far no clear winner from any of those.


    Bookmark   August 21, 2012 at 12:07PM
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Noogy(6 sw mi)

Scott and Frank,
Thanks for your feedback. It carries a lot of weight. I haven't heard of montrose. Where did you get it?

    Bookmark   August 21, 2012 at 12:26PM
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Scott F Smith(6B/7A MD)

I think Burnt Ridge sold Montrose at some point plus maybe someplace else I can't think of now.

BTW I notice I didn't mention Tomcot in my post above, that is by far the best apricot for home growers so definitely get that one.


    Bookmark   August 21, 2012 at 8:05PM
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Scott F Smith(6B/7A MD)

PS just remembered -- Bay Laurel was the other place.


    Bookmark   August 21, 2012 at 8:06PM
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Noogs! I have a Harglow, this is the first year (four years after planting) that I had four cots. They were delish! Can't wait for more next year! Fingers crossed. Mrs. G

    Bookmark   August 21, 2012 at 8:30PM
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Noogy(6 sw mi)

Mrs. G, That's wonderful. The cots were very early this year (at the fruit stand)and I bought a bunch. I ate most of them as they were getting tooooo ripe. You know...?
Montrose, Tomcot it is.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2012 at 7:40AM
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