A modern pear cultivar selected for flavor and fireblight resistance.
Harcot Apricot on Myrobalan (Spring 2023)
A very sweet, disease-resistant apricot with a frost-resistant mid-late bloom.
Harcot is a large tree, upright to spreading, and vigorous. It is resistant to perennial canker, brown rot, and bacterial spot. Harcot is self-fertile, but better fruit set will be obtained in the presence of a pollenizer. Harlayne and Harogem are both suitable partners. It will produce an attractive early-season fruit about two inches in diameter. Ripening around July 20 in upstate NY, this apricot is very sweet and juicy, and semi-freestone. This is one of the tastiest apricots in our catalog, but it is somewhat less hardy than other members of the Harrow Series. As with all apricots, thinning is recommended for optimal fruit size.
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. Harcot was released by this program in 1977.
Fruit Uses & Storage
Uses: fresh eating, jam, baking, canning, freezing
Storage duration: less than one month (approximate, depending on storage conditions)
Skin color: orange
Flesh color: orange
Parentage: [(Geneva x Naramata) x Morden 604] x NJA1 (Phelps x Perfection)
Origin: AAFC-Harrow, Ontario
Introduced in: 1977
Introduced by: Dr. Richard Layne
Calendar & Geography
Tree Height & Spacing
Diseases & Pests
Is it self-fertile? Y
Is it fertile? Y
Rootstock size class: Standard (100% Size)
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