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Harogem Apricot on Myrobalan (Spring 2022)


A cold-hardy apricot with great disease resistance . Also known as HW 405.

Harogem is a medium-vigor tree with a lovely spreading habit. It is consistently productive and resistant to perennial canker and brown rot. Some susceptibility to bacterial spot has been observed. It does not tend to skincracking, nor to pre-harvest drop. Harogem is self-fertile, but better fruit set will be obtained in the presence of a pollenizer. Harogem will partner well with Harlayne and Hargrand. As with all apricots, thinning is recommended for optimal fruit size.

Ripening midseason, about ten days after Harcot, this freestone apricot is glossy, firm, medium sized, with exceptional keeping quality; it will store in refrigeration for two to three weeks.

As Bob Purvis explains in Pomona, Fall 2006: "The earliest apricots brought to North America were mostly from Spain and similar Mediterranean climates, and they did not include the genes for a broader range of climatic adaptability. Modern breeders have sought out germplasm in many places, including central Asia where the apricot is thought to have originated." One such breeding program is based in Harrow, Ontario, and it has produced the "Harrow Series" of cold-hardy apricots that are suitable for New York and New England. Harogem was released by this program in 1979.

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Harogem is a medium-vigor tree with a lovely spreading habit. It is consistently productive and resistant to perennial canker and brown rot. Some susceptibility to bacterial spot has been observed. It does not tend to skincracking, nor to pre-harvest drop. Harogem is self-fertile, but better fruit set will be obtained in the presence of a pollenizer. Harogem will partner well with Harlayne and Hargrand. As with all apricots, thinning is recommended for optimal fruit size.

Ripening midseason, about ten days after Harcot, this freestone apricot is glossy, firm, medium sized, with exceptional keeping quality; it will store in refrigeration for two to three weeks.

As Bob Purvis explains in Pomona, Fall 2006: "The earliest apricots brought to North America were mostly from Spain and similar Mediterranean climates, and they did not include the genes for a broader range of climatic adaptability. Modern breeders have sought out germplasm in many places, including central Asia where the apricot is thought to have originated." One such breeding program is based in Harrow, Ontario, and it has produced the "Harrow Series" of cold-hardy apricots that are suitable for New York and New England. Harogem was released by this program in 1979.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apricot
Subcategory:

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, jam, baking, canning, freezing
Storage duration: less than one month (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: orange
Flesh color: orange

Fruit Origins

Parentage: Rouge du Roussillon x (Morden 604 x open)
Origin: AAFC-Harrow, Ontario
Introduced in: 1979
Introduced by: Dr. Richard Layne

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 4 - 8
Chill hours: 0
Ripening date: Jul 30 (approximate, in New York State) + 10 days after Harcot

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: Myrobalan Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Half-Standard (50% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 18'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Perennial Canker: Resistant
Brown Rot, Blossom Blight, Fruit Rot: Resistant
Bacterial Spot: Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group:
Is it self-fertile? Y
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Half-Standard (50% of Standard)

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Apricots are not part of our search tool given various complexities. Please see our Pollenizer Search to run other queries and read how the application uses various factors. Also read more about fruit tree pollination.






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