Prunus armeniaca 'Harcot'
Pronunciation: PROO-nus ar-men-ee-AH-kuh
|Description||One of the best apricots, prized for large fruit with a sweet, juicy, rich flavor. Its skin is an attractive yellow-orange. Pretty pink flowers appear in spring. This variety is perfectly suited for colder areas with its frost-hardy late bloom. Harcots are good for canning, cooking, or freezing. Recommended winter chill: 700 hours. Deciduous.|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 15 to 25 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Fall Color, Edible, Benefits Birds|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Companion Plants||Lilac (Syringa); Honeysuckle (Lonicera); Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata); Lavender (Lavandula); Rosemary (Rosmarinus)|
|Care||Provide full sun and fertile, slightly acidic, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly in first few growing seasons to establish root system; once established reduce frequency. Prune to shape and remove dead or damaged branches, and fertilize in late winter before blooms emerge. Thin young fruit to increase mature fruit size.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-7
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.