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Harglow Apricot

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Description

A luminous apricot. This variety features medium-sized fruit with a gorgeous bright-orange color. Exceptional flavor and texture make it great for fresh eating, cooking, and preserving. Tree is compact and productive – perfect for small spaces! Disease-resistant to bacterial canker and brown rot. Late-blooming, avoids late spring frosts. Originates from Ontario, Canada, introduced in 1982. Freestone. Ripens in early July. Self-pollinating.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Orange
Fruit Size Medium
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Early July
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Good Flavor
Texture Medium Firm
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
We are looking forward to fresh and dried apricots, which my husband loves. This variety is suitable for our zone, 5a, and is freestone.
Bright D on May 16, 2016
I'm taking a chance here... I don't know that much about the different kinds of apricots... just know that as a kid, I loved them
Lauri P on Mar 12, 2016
We are looking forward to fresh and dried apricots, which my husband loves. This variety is suitable for our zone, 5a, and is freestone.
Bright D on May 16, 2016
It is my first time planting, and a friend who has lots of experience recommended this type of apricot.
Rhina H on Mar 20, 2016
I'm taking a chance here... I don't know that much about the different kinds of apricots... just know that as a kid, I loved them
Lauri P on Mar 12, 2016
Never grew apricots. Love them and my husbands grandmother used to have an apricot tree and would make apricot pies.
Vanessa M on Mar 8, 2016
It is my first time planting, and a friend who has lots of experience recommended this type of apricot.
Rhina H on Mar 20, 2016
Never grew apricots. Love them and my husbands grandmother used to have an apricot tree and would make apricot pies.
Vanessa M on Mar 8, 2016

Customer Reviews

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Very hardy, virgorous tree.
One year in a 6 gallon bucket and the tree had a dozen blossoms.... you'd never get such quick results from an apple tree.... I plucked the blossoms off because the tree only had a few short branches, 4 feet high and put it in my greenhouse.... now it has a dozen branches, some are over two feet long and the tree has grown up another two feet, hundreds of leaves so next spring I'll let the apricots grow. It will always be a potted plant, though, my zone is 3... too cold outside for apricot trees, even the dwarf Chinese apricot I planted outside hasn't given me any apricots.... too few blooms, too long chill time (winter)... around here in the mountains apricots will have to be grown in the greenhouse.... they are easy to pollinate with a small artist paintbrush because the blossoms are self pollinating.
May 20, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Harglow Apricot
This variety arrived in very good condition and started showing visible signs of growth within three weeks of planting. I'ts a very strong and robust grower in my E. Mass. area. I'll check in later when it starts to bear, but so far - 5 thumbs up!
May 24, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
bareroot
It was planted last fall and is happy and healthy. It is in a spot that was flooded for a time after planting but it did not seem to suffer from the extra water. It has a healthy orange like color and buds on the bark.
February 25, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Hardy
We received the dwarf tree in November and went thru a deep freeze here in California and now their blooming their leaves beautifully. I had previously purchased two other dwarfs from them. I wrapped the apricot in foam but the other two had been here awhile so they were on their own but they all made it! Yea! Just going thru a lot of rain now.
March 11, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Great little tree
Arrived in good shape and is thriving hopefully some apricots soon!
August 3, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Superb tree
I brought this tree last year and man did it grow. Very good tree much opinion.
August 3, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Harglow Apricot
The blooms on this tree were frozen this year, but the tree rooted well and is very healthy.
May 10, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Harglow Apricot in lower Michigan;
It is now in its second season and doing well. Sadly, I did not protect it well enough and the deer ate off all of the new growth a month after I planted it so I had my doubts as to its survival. However, I increased the height of the fencing that surrounded it, it sent up about 4 inches of new growth during the rest of the season and I just crossed my fingers as to if this was enough to get through the winter. Well, it did survive and is now responding robustly to spring with about 4 more inches of new growth by the middle of May and still expanding.
At about 4-1/2 feet tall now it is still too young to bloom but I am confident that within the next two years I will be enjoying the first fruits of it.
The Pear trees that I ordered the previous year grew fast, now stand about 8 feet tall and are already bearing a few fruit this year. The Plum trees that I ordered at the same time are also now 8 feet tall, had a few blooms this spring but not enough to attract the bees. I am very pleased with all of the trees I have received from Stark Brothers.
I wanted to order a Golden Delicious Apple tree from them too but they only offer it in the dwarf and semi-dwarf sizes and I needed a "Full" sized tree, had to order it from another supplier. Anything less that a full sized fruit tree is little more that food for the deer over here.
May 21, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Hardy tree.
This is a great tree to survive the various seasonal changes we have in Kansas. Very hardy and I expect in a couple of years to have some wonderful apricots!
May 11, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Great tree
This tree has easily grown 4 times bigger since I put it in the ground . Storms haven't hurt it at all and so far it looks beautiful
September 11, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
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