[nafex ibiblio list] Manchurian apricot (P. manshurica) - worth growing in zone 6?

Dan Nave nave1 at comcast.net
Thu Jan 5 22:48:58 EST 2012

Jerseycot is supposed to be self-fruitful.  It doesn't need a pollinator.

 From what I see on the net Manchurian Apricot is recommended for zone 3 to 6.  You may be able to 
get a much better cultivar for your area.  Where are you located?


On 1/4/2012 11:42 PM, Steven Covacci wrote:
> Group:
> I am planting an apricot (P. armeniaca) cv. Jerseycot.  I have a select seedling of Manchurian apricot (P. armeniaca var. mandshurica).  I understand that Manchurian apricot is very good for drying and has a strong flavor, from what I hear; and is great for making jam.Perhaps it can serve as a pollinator for my Jerseycot true apricot; I've seen a lone apricot produce no fruit for lack of a pollinator, I suspect - I'm not sure if that's the case with cv. Jerseycot.
> Flavor-wise, is there any great benefit to growing Manchurian apricot for home consumption if you live in a zone where regular apricot (P. armeniaca) can be grown?
> Also, to pollinate regular apricot, will 'Veteran' peach and/or sour cherry work?
> Thanks,
> Steve; NJ 6b/7a
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