Harcot Apricot tree introduced in 1977 by the Canadian Agricultural Research Station at Harrow, Ontario. The Harcot apricot tree is a late bloom variety with an estimated 700 hours of chilling below 45°F required. It is self fertile, but harcot apricot trees benefit from pollination with other late bloom varieties. The tree is cold hardy and can grow in hardness zones 5-8. The fruit has a deep golden color with an attractive red blush. It is medium to large in size. Requires thinning to get to a good size. The fruit ripens ten days after Goldrich apricot variety. The fruit is sweet and has rich flavor. This apricot tree variety shows resistance to bacterial spot, brown rot, and perennial canker.
Hardiness Zones: 5-8
Estimated Chilling Requirement: 700 hours below 45°F
Bloom Season: late mid-season
Harvest Dates: First half of June