[NAFEX] Source for Apricot i.e. cv. 'Tom Cot' and root-stock question.

david liezen chandos49 at hotmail.com
Thu May 19 14:27:48 EDT 2011

A quick look at the rootstock page in Raintree catalog shows Lovell and Krymsk 1 rootstocks as suitable for zones 4-9. Quoting from top of page 40, "Apricots come from cold climates where they must bloom very quickly after their chilling requirements are met."
Since zone 4 is for average lows of -20 to -30F, I'd say Tomcot is worth trying, as the copy describing it in the Raintree catalog also states, "[Tomcot] will do well in much of the nation but not west of the Cascades." 
I'd mulch it well come Fall.
Dave Liezen z6, Spokane 
> Date: Thu, 19 May 2011 10:34:10 -0500
> From: qazingulaza at gmail.com
> To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Source for Apricot i.e. cv. 'Tom Cot' and root-stock question.
> Tomcot is hardy to what zone? Would it go down to -25F?
> On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 9:46 AM, Scott Smith <scott at cs.jhu.edu> wrote:
> > Tomcot is available from any Dave Wilson retailer, for example Peaceful
> > Valley. Its probably too late this year. Based on my experience, Tomcot is
> > head and shoulders above any other apricot variety for reliability and
> > quality on the east coast.
> >
> > I have found Krymsk 1 to be quite dwarfing on apricots so I would consider
> > that rootstock. Raintree was at one point selling it in small quantity. It
> > was discussed on this list back in April. I also have apricots on several
> > other stocks and all are doing fine (peach, manchurian, tourinel, nemagard).
> >
> > Scott z7 MD
> >
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