Hungarian Rose Apricot

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A late bloomer, in a good way. One of the very few late-blooming apricots, a coveted heirloom variety that becomes covered with breathtaking, frost-resistant flowers. The fruit looks very much like Wilson Delicious, with a lovely oblong shape and beautiful sunset blush over about 40% of clear orange-yellow background. The flesh is soft and the flavor is mild vs. other more tangy/pungent varieties, and has the bonus of an edible kernel. Very nice for fresh eating, jams and canning. Expect yields of 25 pounds per tree! Freestone. Ripens in late June. Self-pollinating. Originated in Idaho and was introduced in 1984 by Stark Bro’s.

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Bloom Color Pink
Fruit Color Orange
Fruit Size Medium
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Late June
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Mild Flavor
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
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Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 15 - 20' tall x 15 - 20' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 15 - 20' apart to ensure room for growth.


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.

Shipping Information

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
For the bonus of the usable kernel.
ANTHONY P on Oct 17, 2020
Love apricots!
Jenny C on Oct 11, 2020
For the bonus of the usable kernel.
ANTHONY P on Oct 17, 2020
Late blooming
Diana A on Oct 16, 2020
Love apricots!
Jenny C on Oct 11, 2020
I???ve always wanted Apricot tree
Janice E on Jun 28, 2020
Late blooming
Diana A on Oct 16, 2020
I???ve always wanted Apricot tree
Janice E on Jun 28, 2020
I have an apricot tree that is about 10 to 12 years old I blooms and produces fruit but they are always full o worms no matter the a re spayed or not. What could be the problem?
elmer l on Jul 12, 2020
BEST ANSWER: what fruit spray did you use and when was it aaplies?
Would like to order, but arrival not til December. That???s fine, but afraid to plant during winter. CanI plant in a bucket and transplant to ground in spring?
Lisa P on Aug 1, 2020
BEST ANSWER: If you would like us to ship your order at a different time, please contact our Customer Support Team at 800.325.4180. We would be glad to help you arrange what suits you and your growing zone best.

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Good late-blooming variety
I bought a Hungarian Rose apricot from Stark Bros in 1989. It blooms later than many other apricots, which gives it a better chance of escaping the late frosts we have here in the Midwest (zone 6A).
It has large fruit with a red blush, orange flesh, and very good taste. There is absolutely no comparison with store-bought. You have to grow apricots yourself if you want to know what a real apricot tastes like.
An unexpected disadvantage of having edible pits is that squirrels will chew into the green apricots to get at the seeds. In a good year I would have hundreds of apricots on my full-sized tree, so there were still plenty left after the squirrels were done.
I had to move to a new location and was frustrated that Stark Bros no longer carried the variety. I'm glad it's listed again.
April 1, 2021