Apricot trees on SEMI-DWARFING rootstocks. These are best grown as free-standing trees to 3-4m but can be espaliered in a FAN shape effectively keeping it below 1.8m. The Moorpark produces a smaller tree, and can be kept smaller on an espalier as well. Medlars produce small trees or can be espaliered easily to 1.5m.
A small tree closely related to the quince with unique small fruits a bit like oversized rosehips that are eatable rather then edible. There is lots of discussion about this, but really it's for it's beauty that most people grow it. It has a unique twisted shape and very ornamental green / bronze leaves which overlap to form a canopy. Forms a small tree...
A Canadian apricot that produces a large tree with a bountiful number of large superior succulent fruit. Orange with a red cheek. They may grow on a trellis, but will want to grow larger than a Moorpark. Requires a Rival or Moorpark for pollination.
Our favourite well-know old-style apricot with great flavour. Unlike the more modern varieties, the fruit are a little smaller but the flavour more intense. A classic apricot colour - orange with a red blush on the sunny side. Does well in dry summers. Makes a compact tree and is self fertile.
A Canadian variety of apricot, similar to Goldrich. Produces a large tree with a bountiful number of large superior succulent fruit. Orange with a red cheek. They may grow on a trellis, but will want to grow larger than a Moorpark. Requires a Goldrich or Moorpark for pollination.
A self-fertile sweet apricot with good-quality fruit, suitable for eating fresh, preserving, drying, etc. A more modern relative of Moorpark, Brillianz will tend to make a small tree, but with better cold and disease resistance. These can be espaliered in a Fan shape only or be grown on a trellis. See the article on Apricots for details.