Tilton apricot tree is the best variety for canning and drying, but is also delicious fresh off the tree. The Tilton apricot is heart-shaped, golden-yellow fruit with sweet, fine flesh. The Tilton apricot tree is a vigorous, productive tree that's self-fertile, but will yield more in the presence of another variety. Please see below for further information on our Tilton apricot trees for sale.
USDA Certified Organic
Considerations for Tilton Apricot
USDA Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Uses: Fresh Eating, Canning / Preserves
Harvest Period: Late
Bloom Period: Early
Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile
Origin Date: 1945 and beyond
Storage: A few weeks
Rootstock: Mariana (semi-dwarf)
Years to Bear: 1-3 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.
Size of tree
Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch; *As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock. .
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.