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Tilton Apricot

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$79.99 - $79.99
Current price $79.99
SKU C471

Prunus armeniaca 'Tilton'

Tilton apricot was a chance seedling discovered by J.E. Tilton in 1885 - an exciting breakthrough because unlike other apricots of the time, Tilton is very hardy and unbothered by stormy weather or late frosts. The Tilton apricot fruit itself is heart-shaped and golden-yellow with sweet, fine textured flesh and a strong, sweet/tart apricot flavor. Each year Tilton blooms with tight, cheerful, clusters of pink-white flowers, inviting spring to your home orchard.

While Tilton is considered a canning or drying apricot (dried apricots were big business in 1885 California), its strong flavor makes for tasty fresh eating fruit as well. Requires 600-700 chill hours to reliably bloom and set fruit.

USDA Zone: 4-9

Grow Height:  15' 

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: August

Pollination: Self Fertile

Rootstock: St. Julian

Read our Apricot Growing Guide 

Size: Dwarf (4'-5')


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  • Is the Tilton apricot shipped potted or bare root?

    Bare root

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Franes R.
Planted immediately

But no bloom or leafing showing yet


Good size, many branches, small root system, kind of concerning but planted and is just starting to leaf out, hope it makes it, nice looking tree, just never seen a bare root with such a small root ball. Anyway as long as it lives I am happy.