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Description

Jumbo apricots! This vigorous and productive tree yields large, deep-orange fruit with a bright-red blush. Flavorful and aromatic, these apricots are great for eating fresh, drying, canning or freezing. Originates from Fresno, California, introduced in 1997. Freestone. Ripens in early to mid July. Self-pollinating. May be covered by U.S.P.P. #9890 or other patents.

Characteristics

Bloom Color Purple, Red
Fruit Color Orange
Fruit Size Large - Extra Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Early-to-mid July
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Outstanding! Balanced Between Sugars, Acids
Texture Firm, Finely Grained
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
My Hardiness Zone ?
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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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
I love apricots. We had it when I was a child. Commercial apricots are picked up when they are not ripen and you can't get the real taste.
Nasir K on Mar 7, 2017
California Apricot, flavor, and it is a dwarf and self pollinating
Michael C on Feb 23, 2016
I love apricots. We had it when I was a child. Commercial apricots are picked up when they are not ripen and you can't get the real taste.
Nasir K on Mar 7, 2017
We wanted an additional variety to cross-pollinate with our Goldcot Apricot tree, and this variety looks amazing!
Adam A on May 7, 2016
California Apricot, flavor, and it is a dwarf and self pollinating
Michael C on Feb 23, 2016
We wanted an additional variety to cross-pollinate with our Goldcot Apricot tree, and this variety looks amazing!
Adam A on May 7, 2016
Is it an early ,mid, or late bloomer? This is so important for any area that gets late frosts as apricots are almost always way too early to bloom.
Joel B on May 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I planted my Robada Apricot tree two years ago, it bloomed both first year and this year, too, and I consider it an early bloomer. This year blooms did not survive as we had extremely cold weather and sleet right when the tree started blooming (Northern IL). I am optimistic though ??? the tree looks very healthy and developed strong nice crown. I will get my apricots next year.

Customer Reviews

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Robada Apricot
I have great hopes for this apricot tree. First of all, it grew well when planted. In the second year it grew nicely and made a few blossoms which was expected, but made no fruit. In the third year (2016) it survived the cold winter very well and made scores of blossoms. Unfortunately, the early very warm weather and then freezing weather down to 22 degrees killed all the blossoms, no surprise. I am pleased with this apricot tree, growing well, surviving cold winters, and looking to produce much fruit.

Andy Leatherman
May 7, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
apricot
real nice tree, now almost seven feet tall and loaded with even brances. nesxt year may provide fruit.
August 5, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
More hardy than i ever would have expected
I was pleased with the growth this Robada apricot put on the first year. Over winter we saw temps dip to -20F, I was pleased to see this spring there was no winter die backon this tree at all, it even had about a dozen blossoms which was a completely unexpected surprise. I can't wait to taste the fruit.
May 11, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
So Far, So Good
I live in Nevada right where the western boundary makes the weird jog. The tree went into an east facing site. I just planted this little tree in early 2016. It arrived healthy and leafed. It had very few blossoms but that isn't an issue yet since it is a new tree and in Nevada our frost regimen often catches fruit blossoms. One can only expect apricots about once every 7 years here. So, it's a little early to tell and that's why I gave it four stars - it's living and healthy now. It could go either way in the next few years.
May 18, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Robada Apricot
Unfortunately, as of May 7th, this apricot has not produced any buds or blooms. From its current state (looks dormant) it may very well have failed to make it through our Zone 5 winter. My older apricot, not the same variety, has produced flowers and is on its way to bearing fruit--this year.
May 7, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Robada Apricot Tree!
My beautiful tree arrived healthy and strong. I planted it in the fall of 2015. It survived 2 winters and this spring it was covered with beautiful blossoms, for the first time. I hope to have a few juicy fruits to try one day!
May 17, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
So far so good!
Tree arrived in good condition last year - tall and straight - and survived the first winter in a protected location just fine. We had a few blossoms this year which was a surprise but I wouldn't expect any fruit this early. I am looking forward to fruit in another year or two!
May 3, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Fast Grower- Hoping it fruits next year
Got them in great condition, Plant them right away. and it has taken roots. It has been two years Lets see How they like Chicago weather.
May 16, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Apricot Tree
My Apricot tree is lovely. I am very happy with it's growth, and everything. I am having some difficulties with fruiting on my Peaches, Plums, and the Apricot tree due to late winter freezing, but other than that they are lovely.

Marvin Dickinson
July 6, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Good grower , about 6' tall, flowered but no fruit this year.
Nice tree putting out new leaves daily but zero fruit. Better luck next year.
May 15, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
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