Tilton Apricot

Prunus armeniaca 'Tilton'

An all-time favorite for flavor, offering large, firm fruit, golden in color with a red blush. Tilton is excellent eaten fresh and considered the best for freezing, drying and canning. Self fertile/mid-season. An excellent pollenizer for other varieties. This vigorous, adaptable tree is hardy and resistant to late frosts. Recommended winter chill: 600 hours below 45°F.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationPROO-nus ar-men-ee-AH-kuh
Average Size at MaturityReaches 15-25 ft. tall and wide, with a dense, symmetrical crown.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth HabitPyramidal
Landscape UseSpecimen
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEdible, Fall Color, Sustainable, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Requires less water once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Best fruit production with winter chill of 600 hours below 45°F.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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