Apricot (Prunus armeniaca) Chinese Sweet Pit
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.