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Pixie Cot Apricot

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Original price $89.99 - Original price $89.99
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$89.99
$89.99 - $89.99
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SKU C480

Prunus armenica 'Pixie Cot'

A new and exciting breakthrough for the backyard grower! This new Zaiger introduction has a delicious flavor. It is a miniature, easily maintained at only eight feet tall. The abundant fruit is medium size with a bright orange skin. It has yet to be tested around the nation but is expected to be very cold hardy and should do well where apricots thrive.

On Citation rootstock, the tree needs a well-drained soil. Patent pending. 600 chill hours.

USDA Zone: 6-9

Grow Height:  8'-10' (Compact)

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: August

Pollination: Self Fertile

Semi-Dwarf Rootstock: Citation

Read our Apricot Growing Guide

Size Options: Semi-Dwarf (4'-5')

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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  • Will this do well in Portland Oregon? Also would like to know if freestone and self fertile, I want to grow in container. ThanksJ

    It will grow reasonably well in a container given enough sun and supplemental water. It is freestone and self-fertile.

  • Apparently it helps to have a second apricot tree to get more fruit. Does it have to be a different apricot variety or is the same one ok?

    Yes for cross pollination you need 2 different variaties of tree.

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Thomas C.
A Gem of a Little Tree

I m growing my pixie cot apricot in a high tunnel hoop house, so it is protected from harsh cold winter rains. That said, it s a remarkably pretty little tree, that really appears to be naturally dwarf. It a healthy grower, but seems to stay around the 5-foot level for now. The apricots are crazy sweet and mine were a very pale yellow. I had a mishap in the hoop house where a board fell on the tree and cracked in it in half. I cut off the major breakage and it rebounded nicely. I ll report back in a year or two when it s hit its full stride.