Apricot – Chinese Sweet Pit

Apricot (Prunus armeniaca) Chinese Sweet Pit
Quantity: 1
Location: 5th Hugelkultur row bed
Purchased from Raintree Nursery
Planted: April 2011
USDA Zones: 4-9

Description from nursery: Also known as Chinese Golden, Mormon or Large Early Montgamet Apricot. It is called a “sweet pit” because you can eat the kernel like you would an almond, as well as enjoying the flavorful fruit. It is late blooming, making it an excellent choice for higher elevations or late frost areas. The tree is medium size, precocious and a heavy bearer. Its golden orange medium size fruit is sweet, firm and juicy. It ripens over a long period of time. It is winter hardy and self fertile. On Marianna 2624 rootstock.

Received plant in April from Raintree Nursery and planted directly in the arboretum.

Photo update from 5-12-11

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2 Responses to Apricot – Chinese Sweet Pit

  1. Matt says:

    I’ve planted both the Hunza and the Chinese Sweet Pit apricots, and both are going nuts. Easily the fastest growth on any fruit tree I have (and I’ve got quite a few).

    I’m enchanted with the idea of getting fruit AND nuts from the same tree. This would seem to be a no-brainer for inclusion in homesteading setups.

    Also, I just saw that Stark Bros. has a variety with edible kernels as well. Always had good luck with their trees so I think I might put one of those in this year…

    • Thanks for the note and the heads-up on the Stark Bros info. I’ve only ordered a few items from them over the years. I’ll check it out.

      I’m looking forward to see the growth (and perhaps taste some fruit) from these apricots this year.

      Nice progress on the greehouse!

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