Giant Tilton Apricot Tree
Begins shipping mid-April.
A most versatile apricot!
The mid-season fruit is large, with a beautiful golden undertone blushed with red. An excellent fresh-eating fruit with firm, meaty flesh that is just perfectly sweet-tart. Incredible in baked desserts and considered the best choice for dehydrating, canning and freezing. The tree is a vigorous grower and stands up well to late frosts. Ripens in July. Self-pollinating; also a reliable pollinator for other apricot varieties.
|Fruit Size||Medium – Large|
|Texture||Fine, Firm, Tender, Few Fibres|
|Soil pH Level||6-7|
|Soil Moisture||Well Drained|
|Shade Level||Full Sun|
|Years to Bear||2-5|
|Hardiness Zone Range||5-8|
Size & Spacing
This variety is self pollinating.
In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You’ll get fruit with only one plant!
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Randall Akulick –
I still have this standard bare root Supreme Giant Tilton potted in a three-gallon container. I’ve only had it for about a month and it is just waking up. The surprise is this thick trunked apricot is already making blooms and leaves. Only one of my established apricot trees, a Wilson Delicious with a trunk just a little thicker than this new Giant Tilton, is currently blooming. My Flavor Giant, Manchurian, Robada, Sweetheart, and Twocot, apricots are still dormant with closed buds. I just hope this Giant Tilton stays as healthy as it appears to be. The Wilson Delicious has never actually made fruit yet, but it has bloomed every year from the time it was a very small thin stick in the Stark EZ pot it came in. Who knows, maybe both of these will pollinate and make fruit this year.
Cindi Tindall –
Tree looks good so far. Will have to wait to see next spring for growth.