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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.

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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.


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: [(Geneva x Naramata) x Morden 604] x NJA1 (Phelps x Perfection)
Origin: AAFC-Harrow, Ontario
Introduced in: 1977
Introduced by: Dr. Richard Layne

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: 700
Ripening date: Jul 20 (approximate, in New York State) + 0 days after Harcot

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: Myrobalan Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Standard (100% Size)
Tree spacing: See details
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

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

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group:
Is it self-fertile? Y
Is it fertile? Y
Rootstock size class: Standard (100% Size)

Pollination Partners

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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