- Regular price
- Sold out
- Sale price
- $55.00 Sale
History: Velvaglo was one of several varieties developed in Vineland, Ontario, in an effort to create apricots that could survive in our southern Ontario climate.
Why We Grow It: Velvaglo produces high quality fruit with juicy, flavourful flesh. This variety is a good choice for farmer's markets or roadside sales as well as canning.
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: 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: Early August
Storage: Last 2-3 weeks in the fridge
Recommended Use: Fresh eating, canning, drying
Size including roots:
- 50-80 cm, 1 year whip
- 100cm +, 1 year whip/branched (same pricing for trees branched or not over 100cm)