Wescot Apricot

Prunus x ‘Westcot’


This prairie cultivar has hardy flower buds and produces large, golden, freestone fruit. Produce more reliably when pollinated by other apricots or Nanking Cherry. Due to their early bloom time, apricot blossoms are susceptible to spring frost damage. Planting apricot trees in a site with limited afternoon heating (e.g. east side of an evergreen shelterbelt) will postpone flowering and increase the probability of fruit set.



Height: 10-15′

Spread: 10′

Light Needs: Full Sun

Hardiness Zone: 3

Foliage Colour: Green

Fall Foliage: Yellow

Growth Habit: Upright, Spreading

Flower Colour: White

Blooms: Spring

Fruit Colour: Golden Yellow

Fruit Size: 3.5-4.5 cm

Fruit Timing: Ripe Early August

Fruit Use: Fresh Eating, Baking, Canning, Jam

Key Features: Hardy, Edible Fruit (Sweet), Spring Blooms

Landscape Uses: Accent, Shade, Orchard

Pollination: Pollinator Recommended