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Harglow Apricot

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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.


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.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

The mature size of this variety depends on the version you choose to plant:
Standard 15 - 20' Tall X 15 - 20' Wide
Dwarf 8 - 10' Tall X 8 - 10' Wide

Recommended Spacing

The space needed for this variety to grow depends on the size you plant:
Standard 15 - 20'
Dwarf 8 - 10'

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.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow apricot trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Oh my Apricot jelly here we come, yum yum!
Jamie C on Sep 21, 2017
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
Oh my Apricot jelly here we come, yum yum!
Jamie C on Sep 21, 2017
experimenting, tough to grow apricots in Maine
BRIAN B on Mar 7, 2017
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
experimenting, tough to grow apricots in Maine
BRIAN B on Mar 7, 2017
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
Which is the largest and best tasting apricot?
Carol F on Jul 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I've always preferred Harglow although I cannot be sure they are the largest. Often, larger fruit is not always the best tasting fruit. In my previous property I only planted Harglows and enjoyed them for many years however I only recently planted a tree and am waiting for some maturity before I will see fruit.

Customer Reviews

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Probably a Better Tree for a Different Zone
I live in the Denver area. I planted this tree and a Wilson Delicious apricot tree fall of 2014, (about 2 years ago). I know that apricot trees don't generally bear a lot of fruit in my area because of late frosts, but I think apricot trees are beautiful and if we would ever be lucky enough to get fruit it would just be an added bonus. Both trees were doing fantastic, but the weather this winter was a little odd and this tree bloomed extremely early. It got hit by a frost that killed all of the blossoms and leaf buds on the tree. It kind of started to recover and then got hit with a second frost which again killed all of the newer leaf buds and ultimately killed the tree. I would imaging this would be a great tree for an area without a late frost, but wouldn't recommend it for an area with a late frost. The Wilson delicious on the other hand didn't bloom or started growing folliage until after that second last frost. Hopefully it continues to do well.
July 11, 2016
over 4 years ago
Harglow Apricot
Lost after the first year. Too harsh in Ohio?
May 11, 2016
over 3 years ago
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
over 3 years 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
over 3 years 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
over 3 years ago
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
over 3 years ago
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
over 3 years ago
Growing Tall
The tree is growing tall. It is my tallest fruit tree so far. No fruit yet.
May 17, 2017
over 3 years ago
Harglow Apricot
My apricot tree did really well the year it was planted. It died over the winter. I'm not sure why. Will be replacing it with a more cold resistant apricot tree.
May 18, 2016
over 3 years ago
Apricot tree
I am very pleased with this tree. It is flourishing at this point. Which is great since it's only been in the ground one full year. I planted Fall of 2015. This spring 2017 the tree has grown a lot and looks full and healthy.
May 16, 2017
over 3 years ago