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Best varieties of apricot for Zone 8

Posted by neptune24 GA, 8A (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 7, 12 at 1:30

I would like to know what the best apricot varieties are for a fairly warm climate. I live in northeast GA (Zone 8A). I would prefer one that is at least reasonably self-fertile, so that I don't have to plant two. Thanks for any info.


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RE: Best varieties of apricot for Zone 8

Two favorites on this forum were Tomcot and Robada. Both should work for your zone.

Tony


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RE: Best varieties of apricot for Zone 8

I would only recommend Tomcot. Robada is a California cot and I expect it will not do well in a humid climate. I will know more soon, my Robada will likely fruit next year.

Scott


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RE: Best varieties of apricot for Zone 8

Thanks, Tony and Scott, for the fruity responses. ;)

I think I'll look for a Tomcat, er, Tomcot then. :)


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RE: Best varieties of apricot for Zone 8

I was thinking about the Tomcat some more, and have a couple of questions:

1) Where is the best place to order a Tomcot (preferably one that will ship in the fall, not next spring)?

2) Does it matter what kind of rootstock you choose? (One company I looked at gives you a choice.)

Thanks for any info.


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RE: Best varieties of apricot for Zone 8

I believe Fowlers nursery will sell you a single tree. I got ten from them last year and the size of the trees far surpassed the size of a single tree I received from a smaller Dave Wilson distributor the year before.


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RE: Best varieties of apricot for Zone 8

Thanks, harvestman.


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RE: Best varieties of apricot for Zone 8

I have my moonglow apricot about 3 years, its about 8 ft, tall and has not yet produced any flowers for me. What can be the problem I live in zone 8 s/e gorgia.


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