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Arctic Dusk Apricot

Arctic Dusk Apricot

Regular price $52.00
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The Arctic Dusk Apricot is a cross between Debbie’s Gold and Budapest apricots. The Arctic Dusk has a wonderful flavour that is reminiscent of its Eastern European parent.

Arctic Dusk Apricots are freestone and grow to a good size averaging 4 to 5 cm (1.5+") in diameter. It flowers a couple of days later than Debbie's Gold apricot and ripens by early August. 

Developed in a fruit breeding program created by Dean Kreutzer and Tyler Kaban in Lumsden, Saskatchewan.

Part of the Arctic Series trio, check out the Arctic Dawn and Arctic Twilight Apricots to complete your series! Exclusively sold at Prairie Hardy Nursery. 

Growers Note: Apricots' main pitfall on the prairies is that they flower early and may get hit by a late frost. The tree may be hardy but not their flowers! On average we are only rewarded with apricots every 4 years or so depending on the weather. Try planting your apricot tree where the trunk won't see much spring sun. You don't need to completely shade the tree around the base. The idea is to keep the ground cool and prevent warming. Piling up some snow and adding leaves around the base will also help. This may give you up to an extra week or two before it flowers.


Hardiness Zone: 3

Height: 6 meters (20 feet)

Spread: 4.6 meters (15 feet)

Soil Preference: Well drained 

Light Exposure: Full sun

Pollination: Self-sterile (Needs another apricot tree nearby for best pollination)  

Latin Name: Prunus 'Arctic Dusk' 


The customer agrees to not propagate any cultivars under licence/royalty. 

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