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Apricot 'Tilton'

Prunus armeniaca

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Belonging to the Prunus genus (Prunus armeniaca 'Tilton'), Tilton is a variety of Apricot.

A heavy bearing tree with fruit best for eating fresh. Ripens mid-season.

The Tilton apricot is the leading variety for freezing, drying, and canning. Tilton apricots are a unique looking apricot and are one of the most flavorful of all apricots. Their appearance is noted by having a slightly flatter shape with a “suture” line that goes halfway around the fruit. This longtime favorite is tender and juicy with a sweet-tart flavor. It has medium sized fruit that is heart shaped.

It has a light orange skin. The flesh is firm and flavorful and it has a golden color with a red blush. A vigorous tree which bears heavy crops and is resistant to late frosts. One of the earliest ripening fruits. Blooms very early and ripens late June to July.

*No pollinator needed *

This variety is a Fruit that typically grows as an Perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Tilton normally reaches to a mature height of 14.62 feet (4.50 metres).

Being a fairly low maintenance plant, Tilton Apricot is normally quite easy to grow provided a minimum level of care is given throughout the year. It will be helpful to note the correct soil, sun and water needs of this plant to ensure that this plant thrives.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Tilton have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Tilton

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Tilton is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will tend to survive through freezing conditions. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Tilton are Zone 5 and Zone 9.

Growing Tilton from seed

Transplanting Tilton

As Tilton is very hardy, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting Tilton

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by late spring.