Precious is a cold hardy apricot variety, which is an almond and apricot cross. Original Precious apricot tree is about 100 year old and found in southern part of Ontario province, Canada. Similar to the most of other apricot varieties, it is self-fertile and can handle –40F temperature. The fruit has medium size and sweet flesh. Tree has spreading growth habit and does well in humid areas.
Precious Apricot Tree
Precious is a cold hardy apricot variety, which can handle -40F cold. The fruit has sweet flesh and medium size. It is late bloom variety and can survive late spring frost.
General Tree Height/Caliper: Most of our fruit trees (apple, peach, apricot, plum, pear, nectarine, quince, and cherry) are grafted/budded and are 4-6' tall with a caliper/diameter of about 1/4-3/4". Most have more than 5' height and 1/2" diameter. The other trees are seedlings, such as pawpaw, mulberry, persimmon, shade, berry, and flowering trees which range from 18-36" tall.
A rootstock primarily controls a tree's size and how early it bears fruit. Learn more about our specific rootstocks.