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Veecot Apricot

Veecot Apricot

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History: Veecot apricots were one of several developed at Vineland, Ontario, to survive in a southern Ontario climate. 

Why We Grow It: This apricot is an intense dark orange colour when ripe and the flesh is juicy and smooth-textured. It has a pleasant sweet taste that is good for fresh eating and preserving. 

Canadian Hardiness Zone: 5

Soil Preference: Sandy loam, loam, clay loam. Prefers average to moist conditions with well-drained soils, avoid planting anywhere that floods for more than two weeks in the spring. 

Growth Habits and Disease Resistance: Moderately vigorous and hardy. Somewhat susceptible to bacterial leaf spot. 

Sun/Shade: Full sun (approx. 8-10 hours of sun daily)

Pollination: Self-pollinating, this variety will produce fruit without an apricot tree of a different variety but will produce more and better fruit if one is present      

Flowering Time: Middle

Ripens: August, about a week after Goldcot

Storage: Last 2-3 weeks in the fridge

Recommended Use: Fresh eating, canned

Size including roots:

  • 1m+ Whip: 100cm+
  • 1m+ Branched: 100 cm+ with 3 or more branches, 30 cm or more
  • <1m Whip: less than 100 cm
    Quantity must be 1 or more

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