Common Name : Apricot Tree
We have 3 varieties of Dwarf Apricot available at times, Tilton, Trevatt and Bulida. Each has been around in Australia for many years. Tilton has large orange fruit and bright orange flesh which harvests around February. The fruit is firm and slightly oval in shape. Medium to high chilling means it can be grown in most temperate regions of Australia. It is a versatile variety and is ideal for canning or preserving as well as eating fresh. This variety is self-fruitful and is a moderately productive variety which means it will require staking. A low maintenance tree for confined spaces because of the dwarfing tree size. Trevatt produces large, round, pale skinned apricots with a red tinge to the skin, the flesh is an orange colour. It crops in Dec/Jan and is a naturally heavy cropper so thinning is recommended. It is a low to medium chill variety so also can be grown in most temperate regions of Australia. This variety is self fruitful and is a prolific bearer which means it will require staking. It can be used for stewing, dried fruit, making jams or eaten fresh. Good for confined spaces also. Bulida is known for its large, golden, orange fruit in early to mide Dec just in time for Xmas. The fruit is firm, very sweet and juicy. Medium chilling makes it a variety which can be grown also in most regions of Australia. It is versatile and can be used for stewing, dried fruit, making jams and eating fresh. It is self fruitful and a prolific bearer of fruit so will require staking. Low maintenance tree suitable for contained spaces also.