An introduction from the Irrigated Research and Extension Center at Prosser, Washington. Tomcot™ ripens about 2 1/2 weeks ahead of Wenatchee Moorpark. The skin color is light orange with traces of blush on exposed cheeks. The flesh is light orange and moderately juicy. The tree is vigorous and is probably somewhat self-fertile, but at this time we suggest cross pollination with another variety.
This large, early apricot is gaining popularity among commercial growers. It bears flavorful fruit that has a sweet bouquet. The flesh is firm and ripens to a deep orange. The sun-exposed cheek develops a deep red blush. The fruit ships well. This is another variety hailing from the California ARS.
Another introduction from the Prosser Center, this variety is a regular and productive bearer. The fruit is large and firm with orange flesh and the skin color is light orange overlaid by a reddish-purple blush. Goldstrike™ has excellent eating quality and can be shipped to distant markets. Goldstrike™ will cross-pollinate with Goldbar™.
This distinctive variety, another Prosser introduction, bears large to very large fruit of excellent quality and flavor. Goldbar™ is well-adapted for shipment to fresh markets because of its firmness, shelf life, and dessert quality. The flesh color and skin color are similar to Goldstrike™.
Ripens six to ten days before Wenatchee Moorpark. The fruit resembles Sun Glo in appearance but develops a bright waxy-orange ground color. Trees are vigorous and productive. Goldrich is more resistant to winter injury than Wenatchee Moorpark. Requires pollination, but cannot be pollinated by Perfection.
An open-pollinated seedling of Perfection, the fruit is medium-sized and nearly round. The color of the skin, which is moderately tough and thick, is golden and the flesh is firm and medium-orange in color.
A large, oval fruit with light orange skin with a red blush. The flesh is orange with a smooth texture, low acid, and mild flavor. Rival ripens three to five days after Goldrich. The tree is vigorous and productive. Rival requires cross-pollination.
One of the finest commercial apricots, Perfection bears moderately early and produces large fruit. The flesh and skin are colored a bright orange-yellow and the fruit has firm texture and is a good shipper. Requires cross-pollination, but will not pollinate Goldrich.
The skin and flesh are yellow to medium-orange. The fruit is of good quality, medium to large in size, and has a good flavor. Chinese is an early bearing, heavy producing variety that is self-fruitful and will pollinate other apricot varieties.
A small to medium fruit with a dark red blush over golden yellow skin. Tilton is an excellent variety for drying and canning and has a distinctive flavor. The tree is self-fruitful and is a good pollinator for later blooming apricots.